Atlantic Mackerel with Lemon Stuffing

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Whole mackerel, split and bone removed
4 x 6 oz (170g)
Lemon Juice
1/2 Lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
pinch
Bay leaf, crumbled
1
Stuffing:
Olive oil or unsalted butter
1tbsp. (15mL)
Small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1
Fresh white breadcrumbs
3 oz. (85 g)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1
Mount Scio savory
1 tbsp. (15mL)
Egg, beaten
1/2

Nutritional Values

Calories493
Fat29g
Protein36g
Carbs20g
Sugar3g
Fiber2g
Sodium277mg

Instructions

  1. Stuffing: In a frying pan, heat the olive oil or butter over a medium high heat.  Add the onion and fry gently for 5 minutes or until golden. Stir in the savory and cook 1 minute.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with the remaining stuffing ingredients.  Set aside.
  2. Lay the mackerel, skin side down, flat on a board and sprinkle with lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spoon the prepared stuffing onto 1 side of the fish.  Fold the other side over the stuffing and reshape.
  4. Place in an ovenproof casserole, barely cover the bottom of the dish with water and add the bay leaf.
  5. Cover the casserole with a lid or greased parchment paper or foil and poach in a warm oven 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish feels tender when pierced with a skewer.  Lift fish onto plates and serve immediately.

Recipe provided by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

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