Baked Mackerel with Tomato Sauce
Baked Mackerel with Tomato Sauce

Easy mackerel recipes – how to make baked mackerel with tomato gravy. Easy backed mackerel recipe to cook a whole mackerel with tomato sauce and garlic.

Learn in this video how to make baked mackerel in the oven from scratch with few ingredients by using an easy fish recipe in the oven!

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What ingredients do I need for baked mackerel with tomato? ❓

1) 1 kg / 35 oz of whole mackerel
2) 1000 ml / 34 fl oz of tomato sauce
3) salt and peppercorn or ground pepper to taste
4) garlic to taste
5) fresh dill, chopped

How to make baked mackerel with tomato from scratch? ❓

1) remove fins, tail, head, and intestines from the whole mackerel
2) put fish in a tray with the belly down
3) prepare tomato sauce at home or use some bought sauce from the store
4) season mackerel with salt and pepper to taste
5) add garlic rounds to taste
6) add chopped dill
7) pour the tomato sauce into the tray
8) put the tray in the oven and bake fish at 170 C / 340 F about 25 minutes or until tomato gravy drops
9) turn the fire off and leave the tray in the oven for 10-15 minutes before serving(recommended)

Cooking tips about the baked mackerel recipe 🔎

Mackerel is one of the most popular fish. Asa result, there are lots of fish recipes including mackerel.

Mackerel is cooked in different ways – baking, grilling and pan-frying are just the most common recipes for preparing mackerel.

Whatever is your cooking method, to check if mackerel is ready for serving, just make a cut in the thickest part of the fish – if it’s cooked, the meat should be tender but still firm and slightly opaque.

Many people don’t like mackerel because they say it’s not a meaty fish species. That’s true up to a point, but mackerel is still very tasty.

A lot of simple fish recipes include mackerel. Still, there are available more refined mackerel recipes and the one from this page belongs to them.

This baked mackerel recipe is delicious, so don’t hesitate to use it. Its savor comes both from tomato gravy and fresh dill flavor.

Mackerel is cooked usually whole or cut into fillets. Both versions are popular. Even if cutting fish into fillets requires some experience, the necessary skills can be learned quickly.

I like cooking mackerel in any way. Sometimes I use fish as they are, sometimes I cut out fillets from them. The choice belongs entirely to you and there is no wrong decision.

Some people think of the oily and fishy taste when it comes to mackerel. However, what should it taste like when fresh?

For a real savory taste of mackerels, you need to prepare them freshly. Most dark fishes lose their freshness quickly and take a strong taste that many people don’t like.

So, to get the best results when cooking mackerel, use either very fresh or frozen fish.

Mackerel is a very healthy fish because it’s a very good source of vitamins and minerals. This fish is also particularly valuable for long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These help to keep your heart healthy. As a result, people should include more fish in their diet, including more oily fish like mackerel.

On this page is a very easy fish recipe that can be prepared by people without extended cooking experience. Don’t be afraid if you did not cook fish until now, the recipe is really a breeze!

Baked mackerel with tomato gravy goes very well with boiled rice, but you can eat it also with mashed potatoes or boiled pasta. Of course, you can try other side dishes as well. Enjoy it!

Can I cook baked fish with other fish types besides mackerel? ❓

Yes, you can cook backed fish with other fish types besides mackerel such as carp, catfish, tuna, and salmon fillet.

Read more about mackerel as the food here.

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