As seen on the first episode of River Cottage: Three Go Mad shown on Channel 4 in July 2012.Rate this recipe:
- 10 mins
- 8 mins
- 6x mackerel, cleaned and gutted
- bay leaves
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- lemon wedges to serve
1. Make sure each fish is nice and dry, inside and out.
2. Season the fish on the inside with salt and pepper.
3. With a sharp knife, make 4 incisions along the flesh of each fish, into which insert a bay leaf.
4. Season the whole fish on both sides, then oil lightly.
5. Bake on an oiled baking tray in a wood fired oven or a conventional oven heated to 200°c for approximately 8 minutes, until the flesh is slightly blistered.
6. To test if the fish is cooked, insert a knife into the flesh around the backbone, which should slide easily off the bone and be completely opaque.
7. Serve with lemon wedges.
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