Zesty Mackerel with Madeira

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 2
Zesty Mackerel with Madeira
Health Rating


4 fillet Mackerel
2 tsp Capers, canned
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
50 ml Madeira, wine
2 tsp Margarine
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)


Heat the Madeira (wine from Madeira) in a small saucepan and cook until it has reduced by half.

In a separate pan, heat the lemon juice and water. Melt half of the cold margarine into the lemon juice until it reaches a creamy consistency and season with sea salt and ground white pepper. Set aside, keeping it warm.

Scatter the flour over a plate or clean surface and put the mackerel fillets in the flour. Pat off any excess flour.

Heat the olive oil in a clean pan and fry the mackerel fillets for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove them from the pan.

Melt the remainder of the margarine in the pan used to fry the mackerel and add the capers.
Leave for a minute to heat through.

To serve, spoon the buttery lemon juice and capers over the fish, trickle the reduced Madeira over, and sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.


A simple high protein and heart-healthy omega-3 dish, infused with a hint of lemon.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 604
Calories from fat 385
Calories from saturated fat 82
Total Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 9.1 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 19.3 g
Cholesterol 161 mg
Sodium 327 mg
Potassium 755 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 43 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Meat 2.6

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