Mackerel with Lemon & Fennel

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Italian Comfort Food

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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Mackerel, favored for its distinctive rich, savory flavor, is paired here with lemony fennel and tomatoes that have softened from baking. Make sure the fish skin is completely dry before searing so it can get extra crispy, and serve the fish skin side up so the skin doesn’t get soggy on the platter.


  • 4 oz. country-style bread, torn into ½″ pieces
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp. extra-virgin oliv


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Toss bread, ¼ cup oil, the garlic, fennel, tomatoes, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet and