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Oven Baked Spiced Mackerel

I think its about time I did a food post, GOSH!  When I started this blog my intention was to do mainly food posts and bring in a bit of style here and there.  It has obviously gone the other way around, with me doing more style posts and popping in food posts as I go along.  

As much as I would like my readers to believe that I am not in any way, shape or form vain, (HA, who am I kidding, I do not believe it myself), style posts are easier to do, also sometimes I start taking the food photos and forget to do a step or I get distracted halfway through and before I realized it we are at the table munching down the food with only photos of the ingredients taken.

So with much concentration and effort, I give you my oven baked spiced mackerel, ta daaaaa!!!!!
The ingredients I used are:  800g Mackerel, a teaspoon each of coriander and cumin seeds, smoked paprika, thyme, and mexican chili powder.  1 medium sized lemon, 3 small fresh tomatoes, 1 medium sized onion, 4 baby capsicums, 1 habanero chili, 1 knorr stock cube, 2 tablespoons olive oil
In a food processor, blend together onions, chili, spices, olive oil and stock cubes.
Finely slice lemon and use it to stuff the fish
Rub the fish with spice mix and marinate in fridge for 15 to 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 190C fan forced.  Removed fish from fridge, spread chopped tomatoes and capsicum  on top.  
Cover with foil and baked for 20 minutes, remove foil and return to the oven for 5 minutes.


  1. This looks so yummy!! thnks for the recipe :)

  2. This looks delicious! I have two confession: I don't think we can get mackeral here and I am really squeamish about whole fish and cannot cope with heads and tails. But I am going to try this using headless trout.
    You should wear fabulous outfits and pose beside the ingredients and later holding the finished dish. You can be the Australian-by way of Sierra Leone, Nigella Lawson. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I am kind of clueless about how that google thing works but apparently some of you knew it was my birthday. LOL

    1. It was delicious, please do. I like the way you think Shawna, great idea, you know what, I might just take your advise on that one. Nigella Lawson haha.

  3. Looks really tasty, Elsie! I love mackerel - in Russia you can buy it smoked (in both cold or hot smoked ways), so yummy. xxxxxx

    1. Thank you Natalia, we eat a lot of fish in Sierra Leone and I love mackerel too!!!

  4. Yummy delicacy!! :-)


  5. Mouthwatering, so yummy! Thanks for the visit.

  6. Yummy! I need to cook it some day :)

  7. ohh that looks delicious. and Mackerel is so healthy for you as well. yummm :D

  8. I love mackerel, this looks delicious! Lemon and fish pairs so well together.

  9. I've never had this fish before, but it looks delicious all prepared like you have it!! Yummy!! I hope you have a gorgeous weekend & I look forward to seeing your outfit tomorrow too :) xx Kizzy

  10. I love fish so much, this look so delicious.

  11. look yummy, nice pictures and post so cool. lovely am gonna try this. NEW POST UP ON MY BLOG http://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.co.uk/


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