Why you should add sugar when baking mackerel: recipe and advice from the cook

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How to cook mackerel deliciously
How to cook mackerel deliciously. Source: Pexels

Mackerel is an ideal fish for baking and marinating, and it can also be added to salads, such as Mimosa, as well as made into cutlets and cooked with vegetables. But very often fish becomes dry and tasteless when baked.

Cook Svitlana (recepti_svitlana21 ) shared a recipe on Instagram for a delicious baked mackerel with sauce that is soft and tender.

Recipe of the dish

Sugar will make fish soft! You can add it to a sauce or simply sprinkle it over raw fish fillets before baking them.


  • mackerel - 1-2 pcs.
How to cook mackerel deliciously
  • soy sauce - 4-5 tbsp.
  • lemon juice - 1 tbsp.
Lemon for the sauce
  • oil - 1 tbsp.
  • sugar - 1 tsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Gut the fish, remove the fins and head, and cut and remove the bones to make a fillet.

Fish for the dish

2. Add salt and pepper.

Fish with spices

3. Mix everything for the sauce, mix well.

How to cook mackerel deliciously

4. Put the fish on a baking sheet with parchment, carefully cut into pieces, but so that the fish does not fall apart. Spread the sauce on top.

Cooking fish

5. Sprinkle with spices and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 C.

Fish with sauce

Serve fish with sauces or lemon.

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