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Mackerel with Oranges Recipe

Mackerel with Oranges Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Course Seafood
Servings 4


  • 3 oranges
  • 1 oz (25 g) soft margarine or butter
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tender celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 3 oz (75 g) cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 11/2 oz (40 g) walnuts, chopped
  • 4 small mackerel, cleaned and boned
  • Salt and pepper


  • Grate the rind and squeeze the juice from one of the oranges. Cut long strips from the second orange with a zester and reserve for the garnish then peel the orange and chop the flesh. Cut the third into segments and reserve for the garnish.
  • Melt the margarine or butter in a saucepan, add the onion and celery and fry over a moderate heat for 3 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rice, rosemary, orange rind, chopped orange flesh, half of the juice and the walnuts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Fill the mackerel fillets with the stuffing and roll up. Put the leftover stuffing on a baking sheet with the mackerel rolls on top. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven, 190°C (375°F), Gas Mark 5, for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve the mackerel with the orange segments and strips of orange rind. A green salad with a sharp lemon dressing makes a good accompaniment.
Keyword Fish recipes

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