Saturday, 20 June 2009


I am the self titled "worst chef in the world" but I try, and a few things go OK.
Inspired by TV cookery programs such as River Cottage, Something for the weekend, F-word, and Saturday Kitchen, I decided, in an intoxicated mood, after having all 5 of my 5 a day, to buy a Mackerel to have for breakfast, while in Asda last night.
With no clue on the best way to cook it, or what to have with it, I searched on Google for a recipe, and found this very simple one.
  • Heat frying pan, with no oil, on medium/high
  • Place Mackerel skin side down, and put lid on pan, cook for 1 minute
  • Squeeze fresh lemon over Mackerel, replace lid, and cook for another 1-2 minutes
  • Serve with a couple of slices of buttered brown bread

The importance of a lid on the pan is to keep in, as best you can, the smell of fish that will end up filling the whole house. The use of the lemon does 3 things

  1. adds to the flavour of the Mackerel
  2. helps stop the Mackerel sticking to the pan
  3. neutralises some of the smell

Done !

I decided to eat this alfresco to further reduce smell in the house, with a lot of interest from my Cat.


1 comment:

Shopaholic said...

Sounds delicious, if a little smelly...