This simple mackerel dish is a firm favourite with my family. It’s inspired by family camping trips to the Cornish Coast, where we spend weeks during the summer. We were served something similar to this dish in a seaside restaurant in the beautiful town of St Ives. In fact my eldest daughter didn’t talk through the entire meal, instead she sat happily devouring her lunch.
Firstly this uncomplicated meal takes minutes to prepare and not much longer to cook. However aside from it simplicity, it’s also worth pointing out that we only paid £2.44 for these 2 whole fish. Fresh mackerel is a wonderful oily fish, so as well as being tasty it’s good for you. Meanwhile devilled merely means we added some chilli heat to the marinade. Thereafter we paired this barbecued fish with a really simple tomato salad.
I bought my bucket barbeque in a small shop in Aberfeldy years ago. It’s lightweight and has a handle making it ideal for carrying to the beach. After all, who doesn’t love a barbecue on the beach? However, due to it’s compact size its also handy when you just want to cook a small amount of food.
Of course with this dish I continue with my crusade to help Michelle eat more fish. When we met years ago she simply didn’t eat fish and she certainly didn’t cook it at home. Her family love fish therefore I decided that this year was the year to change this. So what was the conclusion, did Michelle enjoy the dish? I believe so, as she finished her plate leaving only the tail and the bones!
Finally a huge thank you to the lovely Ellie from The Veg Company who provided us with the chillies and tomatoes that we used in this dish.
This recipe is linked up to Recipe of the Week.5