Mackerel in Tomato Garlic Sauce & Fresh Herbs

One of the most delicious ways to have your mackerel is in tomato sauce, at least in my opinion.
As the fish is really oily, it goes perfectly with the sweet and sour tomato sauce.
The recipe is very simple and only takes a few minutes. 
You only need some tomatoes, garlic and herbs, just a few ingredients but the taste is incredible.

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

I feel mackerel is a bit neglected, though which I don’t understand why.
It’s not pricey, it’s super healthy due to its omega 3 and there are so many different recipes to try.
I’ve always wanted to make mackerel burgers so that’s my agenda to complete, let’s say, next month. 🙂
So, officially, expect mummy’s fast & easy mackerel burgers next month!
Now, here’s what you need for this delicious recipe.

Mummy’s Fast & Easy


  • a couple of mackerels
  • 2 cans of tomatoes(around 400g each)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a bunch of fresh basil
  • a bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • salt


To prepare the tomato sauce, empty the cans in a pot.
Add the sugar and some salt.
Reduce on the hob until thick and creamy.
In a casserole, place the mackerels.
Make sure they are nice and clean.
Pour over the tomato sauce.
Add the garlic cloves, whole.
Sprinkle the fresh herbs.
Cook in the oven for about 1 hour at 190°C.
Serve with a lemon wedge.


Tip: To ensure the fish is fresh, check the eyes – they should be nice and clear.