Maple and Soy Glazed Mackerel

Mains / Fish and Seafood

Maple and soy glazed mackerel; seafood
4 portions


  • 4 whole mackerel, descaled
  • 4 tbsp olive oil for greasing
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 lemon, halved and griddled
  • 4 vine tomatoes, halved and griddled
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas 4
  2. Make 3 – 4 shallow, diagonal incisions into the mackerel and season with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and grated lime zest. Squeeze over juice of half a lime and leave to marinate for 10 minutes
  3. Heat an oven-proof griddle pan on high and lightly brush with oil. When hot, griddle the mackerel for 5 minutes on each side
  4. Transfer pan to the oven to bake for a further 15 minutes until flesh is no longer translucent
  5. Meanwhile, put together soy sauce, maple syrup and ginger in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Lower heat to a simmer and reduce liquid by half to a glossy, sticky consistency
  6. Plate mackerel and drizzle with the maple and soy glaze and serve with griddled vine tomatoes and a squeeze of a lemon

Packed with fatty acids, fresh mackerel pairs perfectly with these sweet, sticky flavours. This baked mackerel recipe also incorporates pure maple syrup for an added touch sweetness. A restaurant-grade dish that can be prepared in under an hour – perfect for your midweek rotation.

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