Blackened Mackerel with Salsa

Published on the: 21-01-2019

By Kish Fish


  • 700g fresh mackerel filleted and skinned with pin bones removed

Cajun Seasoning

  • This can be bought ready prepared or made at home by combining the following ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


Mix cajun seasoning ingredients together
Coat mackerel fillets with the mixture and fry in a very hot pan for 3 minutes. Turn and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Serve with mashed potato and chives and the following salsa.


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado – peeled, destoned and diced
  • 1 red chilli – finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion – finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
  • Juice of 1 lime

Salsa Method

Dice the tomatoes. Add the red onion, red chill, coriander and avocado. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.