Battered mackerel, served with deep fried samphire, cider and dill mayonnaise, grilled lemon and chips

Mackerel is one of our locally caught great value fish, MCS rated 2 and one of the richest sources of Omega 3. Mackerel is a much underrated species. Traditionally oily fish is not deep fried. However, this dish is certainly one to try!

Crispy battered mackerel dish

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 6 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Mackerel fillets - x 4 boned (each)
  • Samphire - fresh
  • Fresh lemons - x 2
  • Mayonnaise - 50g
  • Dill - 1g
  • Cider - 10ml
  • Chips - Prepared
  • Fish batter mix | Gluten free
  • Gluten free self raising flour - 350g
  • Corn flour - 100g
  • Turmeric - 2g
  • Salt - 15g
  • Sparkling water - 660ml


Batter Mix & Serving

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1. Mix the dry ingredients together and gently whisk in the sparkling water.

2. Set fat fryer temperature to 185°.

3. Pass fish through batter and slowly lower (do not drop) into the hot oil. Gently agitate the fish, which will give the batter a rippled texture. Once it is lowered 2/3 of the way, allow the Mackerel to drop into the oil fully. Allow to fry for 4-6 minutes.

4. Mix 10ml cider and 1g of dill with 50g mayonnaise to produce the cider mayonnaise.

5. Dip samphire into batter and gently lower into the hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

6. Lift battered samphire and mackerel onto a cooling rack to allow excess oil to drain.

7. Serve mackerel with grilled lemon, deep fried samphire, cider and dill mayonnaise and chips.

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