Mackerel is a wonderful tasty fish, especially when cooked over an open fire. It has a golden crust, a haze aroma and a "relaxing in nature" smack. I like to serve this fish right away with a side dish of vegetables such as eggplant. If you don't like eggplants, replace them with zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, or prepare a mix of vegetables.

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  • Servings Per Container: 2 Servings
  • Calories (100g): 107 kcal
  • Cost: average cost

How to cook grilled mackerel with eggplant

  • Mackerel - 1 pc.
  • Parsley - 5 sprig (s)
  • Salt - 0 to taste
  • Thyme - 3 sprig (s)
  • Spices - 1.5 tsp Italian herbs
  • Eggplant - 1 pc.
  • Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salad - optional for serving
  • Cherry tomatoes - optional for serving

Preparation: Step 1

  • To prepare mackerel with eggplant on the grill, peel the mackerel carcass, cut off the head, gut, rinse under running water and wipe the inside and outside with a paper towel.

  • Salt and season the fish well inside and out. I like to use a mixture of Italian or Mediterranean herbs.

  • Rinse and dry the parsley sprigs, cut the long stems and place the sprigs in the belly. For more flavor, add a sprig of thyme.

  • Tear off fresh thyme leaves and sprinkle over the fish. Drizzle lightly with vegetable oil to help the thyme stick better.

  • Cut the eggplants into slices and then into two or four pieces. Put them in a bowl, season with salt, spices (all with the same mixture of Italian herbs) and pour over with vegetable oil.Stir with your hands to distribute the oil and spices evenly.

  • Place the fish on a wire rack. If you have a grid for several sections, and the fish is one, then the fish should be placed in the center.

  • Fish should be cooked in an even, not very strong heat until golden brown. The mackerel must be constantly turned over so that it does not burn and dry out.

  • Put the eggplants on another wire rack and cook on the grill until stripes appear. They will soften and take on a "tanned" color. Do not overcook the eggplant until it is black. You can cook the vegetables first and then the fish.

  • Put salad greens and parsley on a dish if desired. Put the fish on top.

  • Put eggplants on the sides of the fish and decorate the finished dish with tomatoescherry. Serve mackerel with eggplant on the grill with white wine for a good mood :)