Mackerel with rhubarb chutney

Super recept van chef James Martin with my small personal adjusting. Zalig voor de vastentijd.

Preparation time 30 minutes .. Baking 10-30 minutes


  • 2 whole mackerel, gutted, filleted and pin boned
  • oil for baking


  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 25 g sultanas
  • few sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 sticks rhubarb
  • 5 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 orange, juice only
  • salt & pepper


  • 1 orange, segmented
  • 2 heads chicory, separated into leaves
  • 100 g pea shoots
  • small handful celery tops
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • rapeseed oil, for dressing
  • salt & pepper


  • 1 stick rhubarb, sliced into ribbons using a vegetable peeler


For the chutney, in a heavy-based pan melt the sugar until a golden-brown caramel forms. Remove from the heat and stir in the sultanas, rosemary sprigs, ginger, shallot and rhubarb.
Stir in the cider vinegar and orange juice. Bring back to the boil and cook gently for 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.

To make the salad, mix together the orange segments, chicory leaves, pea shoots, celery tops and dill. Dress with rapeseed oil and season with salt and pepper.

For the mackerel, place the mackerel fillets skin-side up on an oven tray. Brush with rapeseed oil and use a blow torch to cook evenly. Turn over and repeat on the other side (alternatively place the fillets under a hot grill). Season with salt and pepper.

Serve a spoonful of chutney with the cooked mackerel fillets and salad. Garnish with ribbons of rhubarb.

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