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Barbecued mackerel with smoky potatoes

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
These grilled whole mackerel served with paprika-spiced potatoes are a family favourite


New potatoes, raw

500 g

Olive Oil

1 teaspoon(s)


1 small


1 teaspoon(s), level, smoked

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large

Mackerel, raw

4 fillet(s), medium

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)


1 portion(s), medium

Salad leaves

1 portion(s)


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the potatoes and onion and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes or until beginning to brown. Add the paprika, then cook for 1 minute before adding the tomatoes. Cook over a high heat for 2 minutes to heat through and reduce the liquid.
  3. Meanwhile, rinse the fish under cold running water, pat dry with kitchen paper and season. If using a barbecue, clip the fish into a rack or wrap it in kitchen foil. Once the coals are white, cook the fish for 5 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked through. Alternatively, mist a large nonstick frying pan with cooking spray and cook the whole mackerel for 5-7 minutes, turning, until cooked through (the fish will just flake when poked with a knife). Fillets cook faster – start skin-side down until crisp, then turn and cook for a further minute, until cooked through.
  4. Serve the barbecued mackerel with the paprika potatoes, cucumber and salad leaves.