I bet you've seen this fish in your local supermarket, a bit scary looking maybe but that's probably because you don't know what to do with it...until NOW! Keep on reading and I'm sure next time you'll try my recipe which involves this little fishy-fish! I'm a big fish lover, and I love to eat a nice smoked-mackerel sandwich from time to time, but I find it hard to buy a good mackerel-salad in stores..I'm like done with the mayonnaise with mackerel flavour..No I love to have a decent mackerel salad with REAL Mackerel involved! Besides the great taste of Mackerel, it is known as a very healthy fish and regular consumption is very good for an overall health. It is famous for the heart health benefits it provides and also, known for making the blood clean and fresh. Mackerel is rich in protein and also with some other minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium and magnesium. Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Choline and Folate can be found in mackerel fish. It’s a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and some amount of Omega-6 fatty acids.
Uhh..enough reason to add some mackerel to your diet eh?!
I always like to make my own mackerel salad and it's really made in just 7 minutes ! Great on a sandwich but fabulous on a toast when you have your friends over for a glass (or bottles..) of wine ;) ! I bought my Fair-Trade smoked mackerel at 'Albert' for just 2,50 Euro (wow ain't that cheap?!), with some Yofresh (half yoghurt half mayonnaise), capers and some fresh black pepper you'll have you're own super delish mackerel salad in no time! Do you want to make this too? Check out my RECIPE here! If you don't like the taste of smoked fish, which I can imagine cause it's quite strong, you can also buy fresh mackerel and grill it! Next time I'll show you how to make a nice grilled saba!
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