Barbecued or Griddled Mackerel with Wild Fennel

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British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

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If you are barbecuing on the beach, mackerel are the perfect fish to cook, especially if you’ve caught them yourself. Wild fennel is a prolific wild herb with fern-like leaves, which can be found growing in most seaside locations - you just need to know what to look for. It’s perfect for stuffing whole fish like mackerel and sea bass, or for chopping into a sauce, salad or dressing.

A salad of wafer-thin fennel is a great accompaniment and you can always make it ahead and pack it in