Apple Cider Mackerel

This apple cider mackerel was served with apples and a horseradish mash.

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Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most! This seems such an apt saying for me right now. I seem to have lost my memory. I certainly hope that wherever it is vacationing, it is having a good time! Also, I need it back. I think I am being challenged right now as I am so tired. For some reason, or another, I am just not sleeping well. I woke up ten days ago with a sore throat and since then my sleep has been fitful. It has finally caught up with me, and right now, I could put my head on the desk and catch a quick snooze. Instead, I will have to conquer the day and my tiredness as we have house guests for 2 days. This quick meal using mackerel should be perfect for entertaining!

PS, I wrote this post a month ago! The house guests came and we had an amazing time with them. They shared the good news of their engagement and hopefully we will go overseas for their wedding! Congratulations to the both of you – may your lives be filled with love always 🙂

Apple Cider Mackerel With Horseradish Mash
Apple Cider Mackerel With Horseradish Mash
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Apple Cider Mackerel

Recipe Category: Seafood
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 2 mackerel fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 340 mls apple cider vinegar
  • 45 mls chopped chives for garnish


  • season the mackerel
  • place the shallots, apple, apple cider and vinegar into a pan and bring to the boil
  • add the mackerel and boil for 5 minutes
  • remove the mackerel and the apples and reduce the cooking liquid
  • pour over the mackerel and season with black pepper
  • garnish with the chives

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23 thoughts on “Apple Cider Mackerel

  1. Sorry to hear you have not been well Tandy. This recipe sounds delicious and I haven’t eaten fresh mackerel for ages.

  2. We get a lot of mackerel here but I never really know what to do with it – so this is a great recipe. Also, we´re heading north to Asturias in 2 weeks which is famous for its cider…will have to bring some back with me!

  3. I love everything horseradish! Some horseradish potatoes sound delicious–yum yum. Although, I’m a huge fan of mashed cauliflower as a sub for potatoes, and that might be even tastier with horseradish!

    I hope you get a chance to catch up on sleep–but guests tend to make that hard to do.

  4. I don’t know HOW i missed this awesome recipe … mackerel is one of my all time favourite fish … I shall definately give this one a go! Thanks Tandy xxxxx jan xxxx

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