Main Meal Recipes > Mackerel with Cider and Apple

How to make mackerel with cider and apple:
Mackerel and sharp fruit are an extremely good culinary marriage. Gooseberries are used as a sauce for mackerel as well as cooking apples. In both cases the acidity of the fruit cuts through the oily nature of the fish and enhances the flavor.


3 fresh Mackerels
1/4 pint dry cider
1 large cooking apple
finely chopped parsley
salt and pepper
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Clean and wipe the fish and make three diagonal slashes in each side of each mackerel.
- Put them into a casserole dish and pour the cider over them.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Leave to marinate for 3 hours, turning once.
- Peel and core the apples and cut into small pieces.
- Drop the apple pieces around the fish making sure they are covered by the cider.
- Place a lid on the casserole and bake at 180 degrees Centigrade (see temperature conversions).
- Remove from the oven after 15 minutes and baste the fish with the cider and apple.
- Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
- Serve garnished with chopped parsley.