Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mackerel with Orange and Rose Harissa Glaze

I remember reading about a spicy orange glaze in an old issue of Good Food and I thought a sweet yet spicy sauce might work with the mackerel I had in the fridge.
I used :

  • 2 mackerel fillets 
  • 1 orange : zest and juice
  • 2 tsp of rose harissa 
  • 1/2 tsp pink pepper corns 
  • 1/2 tsp green pepper corn 
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil 
  • salt and pepper 
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped flat leaf parsley 
  • about 3 tbsp of toasted pine kernels 
Being an oily fish I pan grilled the mackerel in a non stick pan for about 9-10 minutes on medium heat. You will know is ready when the skin is crispy.

While the mackerel is grilling add the juice and zest of the orange, the olive oil, the rose harissa paste, the peppercorns, salt and just a dust of pepper in a bowl and stir until blended. When the fish is done add the glaze on top of it and cook for about 1 min on each side. At the very end add some toasted pine kernels and the parsley.

Enjoy xxx


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