Pan-Fried Mackerel With Ginger , Chilli And Tenderstem Broccoli

Pan-Fried Mackerel With Ginger , Chilli And Tenderstem Broccoli


This flavoursome dish will serve two adults for a main course or four for a light lunch.

Serves 4

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes



1 Using a sharp knife make a few cuts across the skin of each piece of fish.

2 Halve the spring onion across, then slice very thinly to make long fine ribbons and set aside, peel and slice the ginger, and garlic, slice the chillies.

3 Heat your skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the mackerel skin-side down and fry for a minute (not too hot) then add the ginger, chilli and broccoli and cook for a further 2 minutes.

4 Carefully turn the fish, add the garlic, spring onion and a squeeze of lime and cook for a further minute or until the fish is just cooked.

5 Check the broccoli and if it needs a little more cooking, first transfer the mackerel to a warmed serving plate before adding a tablespoon of water to the pan and cooking the broccoli for another 1-2 minutes until only just tender, but still quite crisp.

6 Serve with the rest of the lime wedges and some plain rice or crusty bread, if desired.