Mackerel is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which can help with cardio-vascular health and brain function. These fish contain also Selenium, Vitamin B12, and protein and it has been shown to be effective for those who have problems with their memory and cognition. Mackerel is high in iodine, which is why it has been thought to be good for the thyroid.
BBQing, broiling and pan-frying are the best ways to cook Mackerel. It works well with strong, spicy flavours – in India it is often fried in mustard oil seasoned salt and Turmeric. Perfect sides for this fish are sauteed potatoes, grilled vegetables or a zesty salad. Try pairing your Mackerel fillets with a nice bottle of Muscadet or Pino Grigio.