mackerel

Simple Grilled Mackerel

Simple Grilled Mackerel

We have a great fishmonger in town and he usually has line caught mackerel in. I keep meaning to cook more fish and especially whole fish but have also wanted to cook mackerel for a while now. Today in an unplanned visit to the high street we bought two mackerel for dinner (£7.70 the pair) then I came home to work out how to cook them!

After a quick Google I found this video which made it look really simple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck4_vgYzJ7E

The Fish:

One fish.

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Two fish:

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The fish smelt really fresh with a hint of the sea, cold but not slimy to touch.

As per the video I took off the head, gutted the fish then slashed them.

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The Cook:

Two fistfuls of Oxford Charcoal Beech lumpwood into the Thuros T1. Four flamers underneath, lit then left alone for 20 minutes. I rubbed rapeseed oil, salt and pepper over the fish then placed them on the grill. It flared up a bit from the oil so I whacked the T1 lid on to calm it down.

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After five minutes I turned them over. Fish slice worked better than bbq tongs!

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After a couple more minutes I took the fish off.

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Time to Eat:

The fish was looking and smelling fantastic, time to eat it!

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SUMMARY:

With the first few bites of the fish I was thinking to myself “Why haven’t I cooked this before!” – it tasted so, so good. Simple to prep, quick to cook, pretty cheap but tasted fantastic! The skin was really crisp, the fish was firm and meaty, not a strong tasting fish but took on a nice smoke and char flavour from the grill. The Thuros T1 is made for cooks like this, I can imagine going fishing and taking the T1 with me. That would be awesome!

Cook Difficulty: 2/5 
Cook Duration: Quick 1/5
Cook Equipment: Thuros T1
Cook Method: Direct
Charcoal: Oxford Charcoal Beech
Smoking Wood: N/A
Cook temperature: Hot
Cook time: 8 minutes
Internal temperature: N/A
Notes: Maybe cook a little bit longer, 1 or 2 minutes extra

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