Grilled Mackerel with Tart & Spicy Leek Sauce

Grilled Mackerel with Tart & Spicy Leek Sauce

Season the grilled mackerel with leek, vinegar, and doubanjiang. Serve with rice or as an appetizer with drinks.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Salted mackerel
1 filet
Japanese leek
☆ Soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons
☆ Vinegar
2 tablespoons
☆ Sugar
1 teaspoon
☆ Doubanjiang
1 teaspoon


1. Cut the mackerel into half and grill. Meanwhile, mince the Japanese leek.
2. Combine the ☆ seasonings.
3. Add the leek to Step 2 and mix lightly.
4. Wrap in cling film and microwave for 2 minutes. When the leek softens, it's done.
5. When the mackerel is cooked, serve on a plate, top with the leek sauce and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

A cookbook mentions to coat the mackerel with flour and fry in oil, but the fish itself contains enough oil so I prepared it with a light dressing.