Recipe: Tandoori Spiced Mackerel

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Spiced Mackerel and Singapore Noodles

A quick marinade using spices from my Scotia Spice pack and left to infuse for half an hour whilst I dyed my hair.  Easy!  This isn’t a hot dish (the noodles from Markie Sparkies were spicier) so add more chilli for a kick.  The taste here is fragrant and pleasantly warming.  Would make a good lunch as well as a quick evening dish.

Recipe: Tandoori Spiced Mackerel


  • 4 fresh mackerel fillets
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • Squeeze of lemon juice


  1. Wash and dry the mackerel fillets.
  2. To make the marinade, add garlic and ginger in a pestle and mortar and grind until pureed.
  3. Fry the dried spices over a low heat until you can smell them.
  4. Add these to your pestle with lemon juice and mix.
  5. Brush the marinade all over the fillets and leave to marinade for at least half an hour..
  6. Pre-heat your grill
  7. Place foil onto the tray and add the fish.
  8. Cook under a hot grill for approx 3 mins each side.
  9. Serve with salad, noodles, rice anything!
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Spiced Mackerel and Singapore Noodles
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Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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