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Fresh Mackerel with bay, served with peas

Fresh Mackerel stuffed with Bay Leaves and served with peas



Serves 1


  • 2 Fresh (Gutted) Mackerel
  • Bay leaves (either dried or fresh)
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Lime or Lemon Juice

Also needed

  • Aluminium Foil


Preheat oven to 220°C.

Wash your mackerel under some cold running water, place both on on a piece of aluminium foil on a baking tray.

Mackerel ready to be seasoned and wrapped in foil

Season the mackerel with salt and papper, stuff whole bay leaves in the belly cavity, add lemon or lime juice over all the fish. Wrap the mackerel in the foil folding the edges in and over so no juices will escape (even when turned over).

Foil Parcel or seasoned mackerel

Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until piping hot all the way through.

Meanwhile Start podding the fresh pod peas

Fresh Pod Peas

Heat in a pan of water

Heat peas in a pan of boiling water

Remove the heads and tails of the mackerel (they should come away easily once fully cooked) and serve with the peas and some fresh buttered bread. Enjoy!

Fresh Mackerel with Bay Leaves served with peas


As an alternative, try with a spicy rub of Jamican Jerk Seasoning instead of salt, pepper and lemon juice.

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