Devilled mackerel recipe

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serves: 4
Cooking: 30 min
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  • A spicy paste adds a tasty flourish to this dish


    • 4 mackerel, cleaned, headed and tails removed
    • 25g butter, softened
    • 1/2tsp cayenne
    • 11/2tsp paprika
    • 2tsp English Mustard
    • 1tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
    • 11/2tsp brown sugar
    • New potatoes and veg, to serve


    • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/gas 6. Cut 3 or 4 diagonal slashes on one side of the mackerel. Put in an ovenproof dish in a single layer, cut side up.

    • Mix the butter with the cayenne, paprika, mustard, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Spread a little in the cuts on the mackerel, and the rest inside the fish.

    • Bake for 20 minutes or until flesh in the cuts is opaque and firm. Serve with potatoes and veg.

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