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broiled mackerel with quinoa on a platter

Broiled mackerel with quinoa recipe

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  • Author: Magali Mutombo
  • Prep Time: 1h15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 1h35 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: lunch, dinner
  • Method: Broiled
  • Cuisine: World


This recipe is good for any type of fish



For the fish:

  • 4 mackerel gutted and cleaned
  • 5 stalks of lemon grass (cut into smaller pieces)
  • 1 thump of fresh ginger root peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 2 lime (zest and juice)
  • 1 shallot (medium)
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of salt

For sauce:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp of wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of mustard
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt


For the fish:

  1. Make four small cuts on each side of your fish.
  2. Put all of your seasonings in a food processor and chop them.
  3. Insert the mixture in your fishes bellies and small cuts.
  4. Drizzle your fish with olive oil.
  5. Put them in a food storage bag and in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. After an hour, turn on your oven on broil.
  7. Put your fish on a baking sheet with a cooling rack. You want the extra water to drip. You can spray your rack with cooking spray to prevent the skin from sticking.
  8. You broil it for 10 min total on EACH side and that’s it!


For the sauce:

Put all the ingredients in a glass jar and shake it well.



Put on your quinoa on a plate with the fish then pour the vinaigrette.