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Spicy Mackerel Salad Recipe

Spicy Mackerel Salad Recipe, A light and tasty fried fish salad with crushed peanuts, chillies,  and green apple strips. Another great spicy appetizer or as a side dish to serve.


spicy mackerel salad recipe

Spicy Mackerel Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 med. Mackerels, cleaned
  • 1 green apple
  • 4-5 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 knob ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 tbsp. peanuts, toasted, skinned and crushed
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice and 1 tbsp. zest from 2 lemons
  • Cooking oil, for deep frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 lettuce leaves, washed
  • coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

  • Steam fish for 5-7 minutes until lightly cooked, then removed from steamer and gently pat to dry.
  • Heat cooking oil and deep- fry steamed fish until golden.
  • Drain and leave to cool. Debone and skin, then flake flesh.
  • Peel apple and finely shred.
  • Toss fish meat with shredded apple, shallots, ginger, chillies and peanuts in a mixing bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and zest, season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  • Dish salad out onto a plate lined with lettuce leaves.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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  1. Healthy food! I’m gonna try this. Thanks!

  2. i love mackerel. this one is a must-try dish.

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