Herb-Infused Spanish Mackerel Delight Recipe

Herb-Infused Spanish Mackerel Delight Recipe


Transport yourself to the heart of the Mediterranean with this simple yet elegant oven-roasted Spanish mackerel. We've infused the fish with the fragrant essence of fresh herbs and a touch of zesty lemon, capturing the vibrant flavours of the seaside in every bite. This wholesome dish is a delightful and nourishing choice for any meal.


  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1.5 lbs whole Spanish mackerel, cleaned
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat and Prepare
    1 Preheat and Prepare

    Set your oven to 180°C. Mash garlic with salt, then mix in coriander, cumin, parsley, and dill.

  2. Season and Stuff
    2 Season and Stuff

    Thoroughly season the mackerel with salt and stuff with lemon slices and the herb mixture. Drizzle with olive oil.

  3. Wrap and Roast
    3 Wrap and Roast

    Enclose the mackerel in foil and roast for 35 minutes until the fish is tender and flaky.

  4. Finishing Touches
    4 Finishing Touches

    Open the foil, sprinkle fresh lemon juice over the cooked fish, and serve immediately.