Scottish Mackerel Fillets Glazed with Cinnamon and Pomegranate Syrup

Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland

Standard Supplier 7th February 2018
Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland

Standard Supplier

Scottish Mackerel Fillets Glazed with Cinnamon and Pomegranate Syrup

Recipe by Chef John Watret


  • Serves 4
  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • 250mls pomegranate juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground black peppercorns
  • ½ ground sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 20g butter or 20mls olive oil (if frying)
  • Fresh pomegranate seeds and sprig of fennel to garnish


​1. Lay the mackerel in an earthenware dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinnamon.
2. Boil the pomegranate juice until thick and syrupy. Cool.
3. Brush the top of the mackerel with pomeranate juice and let stand for 10 minutes to fully absorb the flavour.
4. Grill or fry at a medium heat for 4-5 mins taking care not to let the fillets burn.
5. Serve hot or cold decorated with fresh pomegranate seeds and sprigs of fennel.

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