Mackerel, cooked according to this recipe, is obtained salted, tender and very tasty. Perfectly combined with potatoes and onions.


Mackerel – 2 pcs.

Onions – 2 pcs.


Water – 500 ml

Black pepper peas – 5-8 pieces.

Bay leaf – 2 pcs.

Carnation – 2-3 buds

Salt – 2 tbsp.

Sugar – 1 tbsp.

Vinegar 9% – 2 tablespoons.

Sunflower oil – 3 tbsp.

  • 138 kcal
  • 15 minutes.

Cooking process

I love mackerel in any of its performances: fried, baked, lightly salted, stuffed … It is so tasty that it is a frequent guest on our festive table. Mackerel meat is tender, zhirnenkoe, enriched with vitamins and nutrients, it does not contain small bones and looks great among snacks.

Today we are preparing lightly salted mackerel at home …

Photo of a salted mackerel

Prepare the necessary ingredients.

Ingredients for lightly salted mackerel

Prepare a fish: wash, cut off the head and tail, take out the insides, wash it well inside, so that there is no black film, blood. Cut into slices approximately 1.5-2 cm thick.

Cut the mackerel

In the container for pickling lay pieces of mackerel, alternating them with semicircles finely chopped onions.

Combine mackerel with onion

Put a bay leaf, peas of black pepper, carnation buds and pour water into the sauté pan.

Put pepper, cloves and bay leaves in water

Sprinkle salt and sugar. On medium heat, bring to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes.

Sprinkle salt and sugar

Pour vinegar, sunflower oil and remove from heat. Cool it down.

Pour in the vinegar and oil

Pour the marinade fish, cover and send the container to the refrigerator for at least 10 hours.

Pour fish marinade

Lightly salted, fragrant, delicate and very tasty fish is ready. To the table, lightly salted mackerel served with boiled potatoes, onions and greens.

Finished salted mackerel

Bon Appetit. Cook with love.

Recipe for salted mackerel