One of the most popular fish in domestic cooking is mackerel. It is difficult to underestimate it in terms of taste and beneficial properties..
It contains a large amount of omega-3, and vitamin B12. This fish is rich in iodine, iron, copper, selenium, it contains a number of vitamins (B1, B2, B6, D).
Mackerel is very useful for the normalization of cardiovascular activity, memory, stimulation of brain activity, it is shown to lactating mothers and babies.
In cooking, such fish is highly valued for its delicate taste and lack of small bones. Therefore, the use of this fish in the kitchen is diverse.
Mackerel is smoked, pickled, stewed, fried, made from canned food and cooked soups. This fish is especially tasty, baked in the oven.
Mackerel can be baked differently: in a foil with lemon and greens, under mustard-mayonnaise sauce, with spices, with vegetables (potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms), in the form of sour cream, cream, tomato sauces, in the “sleeve” “.
|mackerel –||1 large|
|mayonnaise (67-72% fat) –||1 tbsp. l.|
|finished mustard –||1 tbsp. l.|
|Time for preparing: 45 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 180 Kcal|
Dishes baked in foil, have a unique taste and aroma. Meat or fish prepared in this way is not only extremely tasty, but also more useful due to the lack of oil when baking.
Rybin must be thoroughly washed, gutted, cut off the head (you can not cut off the head, but at the same time pre-stretch the gills), rinse the carcass again (especially carefully inside to remove accidental remains of viscera).
If came across caviar or milk – leave. Salt the fish a little (inside and outside).
Next, you need to prepare the sauce: mix mustard and mayonnaise. Lay out the foil on the baking sheet (a large enough piece to wrap the fish carefully).
Holding the mackerel over the foil, first coat one side of the fish, put this side on the foil, then coat the other side, also smear the inside with caviar or milk (if any).
Well wrapped fish in foil.
So, how much baked mackerel in foil in the oven? Remember that it is necessary to keep it there at 180ºС no more than 30 minutes, otherwise it may dry up or burn..
This fish is very tasty with mashed potatoes..
Of course, mayonnaise makes this dish fat, so we suggest you watch the video, which describes an interesting recipe for roasting mackerel with spices:
Recipe for baking popular fish with potatoes
Incredibly convenient is the recipe for roasting mackerel with potatoes. After all, it does not need to stand idle for extra time at the stove – a wonderful side dish is prepared with fish. And the calorie content of this dish per 100 g of product is about 130 kcal..
Necessary ingredients for roasting mackerel with potatoes in foil:
- 3 fresh mackerel;
- 8-12 medium sized potatoes;
- 2 onions;
- 1 carrot;
- 1/3 lemon;
- Salt, spices;
Wash the fish, remove the insides, tail, fins, head, along with the gills. Then rinse thoroughly again and dry inside and out..
Use a sharp knife to make oblique shallow cuts on the back of the fish. Top and inside the carcass pour juice, squeezed out of 1/3 of lemon, salt, sprinkle with spices (the most relevant are different types of pepper, basil, rosemary, tarragon, turmeric, paprika). To marinate the fish, leave it for 10-15 minutes.
While the fish is pickled, prepare onions and carrots (peel, wash, chop: chop the onion into thin half rings, carrots – thinly into quarters). Potatoes are also peeled and cut into thin slices..
Lay out 1/3 of the vegetables on a sheet of foil laid out on a baking sheet (or in the form), stir a little, add salt and pepper. Put one fish on top of the vegetables.
Do the same with other products. Wrap the foil (leave the joint on top so that it can be opened). The result will be three bags of fish and vegetables.
Bake at 180-200 ºС for half an hour, then unfold the foil from the top and bake again for about 30 minutes (until the potatoes are ready). Serve at the table immediately, still hot.
We present to your attention another cooking option in the foil of delicious fish and potatoes:
Juicy mackerel baked in the oven without foil
Let’s look at how to bake mackerel in the oven without foil. Incredibly tender and juicy fish turns out, baked with sour cream. The calorie content of this dish is about 150 kcal per 100 g..
For 4 servings of baked mackerel you will need:
- 2 fresh mackerel;
- 1-2 onions;
- 100 g sour cream (15% fat);
- Vegetable oil;
- Salt, spices.
Prepare the fish: gut, cut off the tail, head. Rinse thoroughly under running water (black films must be removed inside to avoid bitterness).
Fish cut along the ridge, stretch the ridge. The result will be 4 fish fillets, which are cut into pieces (approximately 3 cm), salt, add spices, sour cream, mix.
Peel the onions and cut into thin rings. Grease the baking dish with vegetable oil, put onion on the bottom, mackerel on onion.
Cover the top of the form with a lid (if not, with a foil). Bake fish at 190ºС for 30-40 minutes.
This fish is perfect for any garnish..
And in the next video story you will learn about the beautiful dish – baked mackerel with tomatoes:
Useful tips when choosing and preparing a healthy fish
- To choose a quality mackerel, you need to pay attention to its appearance: the gills should be clean, red, the eyes are not dull, clear. The fish should not have a strong odor;
- Defrost mackerel is necessary in the refrigerator in a bowl with crushed ice (or in cold water, in a package). For a long time, the fish can be stored in the freezer – up to 2 months;
- If the plans are to serve the fish in portions, then before baking it is better to cut it, otherwise it will disintegrate when sliced. Although you can cut it and chilled, but the pieces will still get sloppy;
- To make the mackerel juicier when baking, you can periodically pour it on top of it with oil;
- Instead of lemon juice for marinade, you can use pomegranate;
- Instead of foil for baking, you can take cabbage leaves, while the crust does not stick to the sheet, as is the case when cooking in foil.
Imagine and put bold experiments in the kitchen!