Mackerel Scomber scombrus

Mackerel

With good stocks making it readily available, this superb, tasty yet underrated fish is a great source of Omega-3 and very good value.

Appearance

A bullet shaped roundfish with silvery-blue skin and dark, wavy stripes down the length of the body.

Size

200-800g

Source

Caught all around the UK

Seasonality

All year round; best quality in summer

Oil Content

High

Price Guide

Low

Portion Size

Whole, fillets

Alternatives

Herring

How To Cook

This fish has a delicious oily, rich flavour which is best enjoyed when baked or grilled. Strong, spicy, or fruity sauces complement this fish, but avoid anything creamy. Mackerel makes a great pate and is superb for smoking.



Fish Fact

Mackerel has one of the richest sources of Omega-3 and is actually a member of the tuna family.

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