Mackerel recipes needed please

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Highlander, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    DH and DS just came home from a fishing trip and brought back some lovely fresh mackerel. I was just going to simply grill them with lemon and fresh herbs but if anyone has any more interesting recipes I would be very glad to hear them!


    On another note, can I assume that the heads and insides would be ok for the chickens or would I get fishy eggs?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Grilling should be delicious! The lemon will help cut some of the "oily" flavor of the mackeral.

    I wouldn't worry about fishy eggs - it won't last more than a day or two! I have given mine the heads and guts in the past. However, I do know of a certain cat who is going to be very disappointed if he doesn't get at least one head..... [​IMG]

    Freezing the heads will work, too. Use it later to make a court boullion.
     
  3. Stevo

    Stevo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mackeral is very fishy tasting. Smoked mackeral is outstanding if you have access to a smoker.
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    ooh that sounds lovely Kim, thank you.
     
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love grilled mackerel but it makes the kitchen stink for days and it makes any subsequent grillled food taste fishy for weeks. After a few nasty experiences with fish flavoured toast, I now always bake my mackerel in the oven. Bit of butter inside them, herbs on top, wrapped in tinfoil and baked slowly. I love the fishy oily flavour but if you want to reduce it a bit you can squeeze lemon over it on the plate. Yum!
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    the oil in it makes for a great smoked, or smoked then canned, product.
     

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