Grandma's Mackerel


1-1/2 pounds mackerel filets, pin bones removed
2 cloves garlic, minced to a paste or put through a press
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese
1/4 cup (packed) minced parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


Heat oven to 450°. Place fish in a single layer in an oiled casserole dish. Rub garlic into fish and season with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, and parsley; sprinkle over fish. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar; spoon over fish. Bake 15 minutes; some of the crumbs will be browned and the pan will be crackling. Remove pan from oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving.


6 servings

Preparation Time

20 Minutes

Total Time

45 Minutes

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