Mackerel with Gooseberry Sauce

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Mackerel should be cooked with sharp or spicy ingredients that give them plenty of flavour. At this time of year they can be served with their traditional gooseberry sauce.


  • 2 large or 4 small mackerel
  • seasoned flour
  • 50 g/2


Have the mackerel cleaned and cut into fillets. You can do it yourself by cutting the length of the fish along one side of the backbone. Insert the knife blade between the flesh and bone and gently lift the flesh away. Repeat on the second side of the fish to get two fillets from each.

Dip each fillet in seasoned flour and shake off the surplus. Melt the butter in a frying pan, put in t