photo: Mediterranean Oven Roasted Lemon Mackerel

Mediterranean Oven Roasted Lemon Mackerel

Mediterranean oven roasted lemon mackerel keeps its juiciness and gets a stunning flavor. Citrus slices combined with fresh greenery and seasonings emphasize the best taste qualities of mackerel. The fish prepared in this way keeps its useful food qualities as much as possible and is very gentle and soft. For a lunch baked mackerel can be supplemented with fresh vegetables, boiled potatoes or rice. The recipe is quite simple and not expensive. The preparation of this dish requires minimum efforts, but the result is pleasantly surprising.
45 min
1 servings


  • Mackerel
    1 pcs
  • Lemon
    0.5 pcs
  • Fish seasoning
    1 tsp
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Black pepper
    - to taste


  • 1. In advance unfreeze mackerel at room temperature. Wash the fish, cut off the head, tail and fins. Cut the belly and remove the insides. Make several deep cuts on the mackerel.
  • 2. Rub the fish with a mixture of salt and spices from the outside and inside. Let's leave the mackerel to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • 3. Cut lemon with thin semi-rings. For one fish we will need 4-6 pieces.
  • 4. When the mackerel is marinated, transfer it on a sheet of food foil. Pour fish with olive oil and insert slices of lemon into cuts on a carcass. In order for mackerel with lemon in foil to be even more fragrant, fill its belly with stems of fresh parsley.
  • 5. Carefully wrap the fish into food foil and transfer on the baking sheet or to a heat-resistant form for baking. Bake mackerel in foil in an oven pre-heated to 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. At the end of the preparation, the foil can be unwrapped so that the fish reddens from above.
  • 6. That's all, the mackerel with lemon in the foil in the oven is ready. Serve it hot with mashed potato or fresh vegetable salad.

    Bon Appetite!