Chilli Mackerel with Courgetti

This recipe is a wonderful way to pack a lot of flavor into a meal and it's healthy too! With courgetti replacing pasta, it really is the best of both worlds; absolutely delicious and perfectly healthy.

  • Beginner
  • Serves 2
  • 30 minutes
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What you’ll need

  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • 1 tbsp of chilli flakes
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • 3 courgettes
  • bunch of parsley
  • watercress

Let's Cook!

Chilli Mackerel with Courgetti
Step 1

Remove the pin bones from the mackerel by running a knife either side of the spine, take hold of the thicker end of the fish and pull out the spine firmly but gently. Rub the fish with the lemon, chilli, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Chilli Mackerel with Courgetti
Step 2

Using a spiralizer, create the noodles with the courgette.

Chilli Mackerel with Courgetti
Step 3

Heat a non stick pan to a high heat and sear the mackerel skin side down until crispy and nearly cooked through, flip over and take off the heat.

Chilli Mackerel with Courgetti
Step 4

Whilst the mackerel cooks, stir fry the courgettes until just hot through. Stir the parsley through the courgetti and top with the mackerel.

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