Source: Barbecued mackerel with ginger, chilli & lime drizzle

BBQ Mackerel with Ginger, Chilli & Lime Drizzle

Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword BBQ, Chilli, Ginger, Lime, Mackerel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 mackerel gutted and cleaned


  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 3 cm fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 limes zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp seasame oil
  • 1 tsp fish sauce


  • Light the barbecue and allow the flames to die down until the ashes have gone white with heat. Make the drizzle by whisking 2 tbsp olive oil and all the other ingredients together in a small bowl, adjusting the ratio of honey and lime to make a sharp sweetness. Season to taste.
  • Score each side of the mackerel about 6 times, not quite through to the bone. Brush the fish with the remaining oil and season lightly. Barbecue the mackerel for 5-6 mins on each side until the fish is charred and the eyes have turned white. Spoon the drizzle over the fish and allow to stand for 2-3 mins before serving.

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