first rule that I always apply to a Mackerel recipe is - only use
really fresh fish. Mackerel is one fish which has to be eaten as soon
after catching as possible. Check the eyes - they should be bright and
clear, the skin should be shiny and moist and the gills should be
This was exactly how they looked the other day at Marbella market, so I
decided to show you this exciting and healthy recipe.
Weight Watchers - check out the propoints values below.
This great recipe qualifies for
our healthy living seal of approval. Fresh Mackerel fillets
with juicy clams in a white wine sauce....
you'll need for two people.
2 Medium sized fresh Mackerel filleted
A 250g./1/2lb. bag of Clams (almejas
1/2 a bottle of dry white wine
1 Lemon - (juice of)
2 Cloves of garlic - sliced
Four spring onions - sliced
1 heaped tsp. of cornflour - cornstarch
A good pinch (or two) of flake chillis
A sprinkle of dried dill
2 heaped tsps. of wholemeal bread crumbs.
Salt and pepper
A little olive oil
you'll do to Make this Mackerel Recipe
O.K. In an oven tray big enough for the four
fillets - pour a little
olive oil and half the breadcrumbs - seasoned with salt and freshly
ground black pepper.
Place the fish fillets on top - skin side up,
cover with the rest of
the bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper.
Heat the oven up to 200ºc/400ºf.
Meanwhile reduce the wine by at least half in a
good sized pan - big
enough for the clams.
Add the clams - spring onions and garlic and
stir until the clams open.
Now add half the lemon juice.
Add the dill and thicken the liquid with the
cornflour - slaked in a
little cold water.
Now cook the fish fillets - it should take
about ten minutes.
Spoon the clams into two bowls and arrange the
mackerel fillets on top.
Squeeze over the rest of the lemon juice and
If you want to save propoints - just use one fillet of fish and save 3
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