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Grilled mackerel with garlic and parsley butter

July 26, 2012

I had the best fishing experience this morning. Andy and I are in Maine (in the US) and early this morning we went out with his parents on the Belfast harbor for muffins and coffee, bringing along two fishing poles. We never really expected to catch anything, but it was a true success and we ended up with six beautiful mackerels to have for lunch. We gutted the fish and cut the bones out so we had two nice fillets per fish.

Marnie, my mother-in-law, made a small fire, and over it we grilled the fillets on both sides for a couple of minutes. We melted some leftover garlic/parsley butter (just made of butter, garlic and chopped parsley all mashed together) and poured it over the mackerel fillets along with a sprinkling of sea salt.

It was just the perfect lunch, served with some steamed green beans from the garden!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2012 5:52 pm

    Isn’t Maine the most beautiful place – so peaceful and the lakes so huge.
    These are great photos, and a lovely blog – thank you, Kristina – your fishing trip was clearly much more successful when I tried in Maine – but a great time was had anyway!!
    Best wishes –

    • July 30, 2012 2:16 pm

      Hi Emma. You are right, Maine is just an amazing place. I know how fishing can be one big (frustrating) waiting game, but at least it is usually done in beautiful spots. Have a good summer. All the best, Kristina

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