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 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.
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.
After five minutes I turned them over. Fish slice worked better than bbq tongs!
After a couple more minutes I took the fish off.
Time to Eat:
The fish was looking and smelling fantastic, time to eat it!
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 Duration:||Quick 1/5|
|Cook Equipment:||Thuros T1|
|Charcoal:||Oxford Charcoal Beech|
|Cook time:||8 minutes|
|Notes:||Maybe cook a little bit longer, 1 or 2 minutes extra|
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