Honey and soy mackerel

Honey and soy mackerel Mackerel is a great fish for a quick and easy dinner. Cooked whole it stays juicy, even under a fierce grill.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 55 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves: 1


• 50g essential Waitrose basmati rice
• 1 tbsp essential Waitrose white wine vinegar
• 2 tsp caster sugar
• 2 essential Waitrose salad onions, sliced on the diagonal
• 5g fresh root ginger, cut into matchsticks
• 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)


1. Slash the fish 3 times on each side, cutting right down to the bone. Mix the soy, honey, stem ginger and lime juice. Rub all over the fish and well into the slashes. Lay on a foil-lined baking sheet and set aside for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to pack instructions. Drain and mix with the vinegar, sugar and a good pinch of sea salt; set aside and keep warm.

2. Preheat the grill to its highest setting. Grill the fish for 5-6 minutes on each side. The skin will blister, so be ready to adjust the grill accordingly, but the fish should be a little blackened.

3. Serve the mackerel with the rice and sprinkle over the salad onions, root ginger and sesame seeds, if using.