This inexpensive, nutritious fish is consumed worldwide. This page contains recipes using canned mackerel.
I use mackerel just as I do salmon to make mackerel patties. I add rosemary to my recipe, I sprinkle just a few fresh bristles (6-10) on top. It is also good in the oven, instead of frying mackerel patties, I bake them.
How can I use canned mackerel in a recipe?
By Darlene L
I don't have any particular recipe, I just use canned mackerel as a substitution for salmon in any salmon recipe from salmon patties to salmon croquettes.
Harlean from Arkansas
You can but I don't know why you would want to. Salmon tastes good and mackerel does not and will stink up your whole house and the kids won't eat it. I would stick with salmon. But try it once.
1. You can make mackerel cakes, that I would eat with syrup and biscuit
2 tablespoon of corn meal,
1 small onion diced,
a little black-pepper
to taste and fry in a small amount cooking oil about 1/2 cut in skillet fry on both side until brown.
2. Also you can serve them on a green salad.
3. You can scramble them in eggs for breakfast.
4. Mackerel salad, used this instead of tuna fish.
I would like to know how to make mackerel croquettes?
By Linda from Memphis, TN
Use Mackerel instead of salmon, just as good as salmon, much cheaper.
1 (14 3/4 oz.) canned salmon
1/4 cup onion,or more, finely chopped
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tablespoon vinegar
Open salmon. Place salmon in mixing bowl and flake evenly with a fork. Add onion, corn meal, flour, mayonnaise, and egg. Stir until well blended. Shape the mixture into patties about the size of an average burger or less. I put flour on hands to keep it from sticking. Cook in oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on each side. Turn once while frying.
Note: The mayonnaise helps the patties hold their shape and keeps them from being too dry. May need to add more flour.
By Kathleen from Dothan, Al
You only need four ingredients for these easy, inexpensive, delicious mackerel patties.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 patties
These can be very low calorie if you bake them and serve with fat free sour cream (opt.)
My mom used to make these regularly when I was growing up. Love these! Very simple and not expensive to make.
Can I make patties out of canned mackerel similar to salmon patties?
By cyclechicred from Gastonia, NC
I'm a Save-A-Lot shopper and this is one of our favorite suppers. Canned Salmon I usually replace crab in a creamy crab cake recipe - but with canned Mackerel I use a deviled clam recipe.
Mini Food processor or a blender creates the best results.
-1 medium green pepper, 1 medium onion, 1 medium potato - all raw, cut in chunks and chop very tiny in blender/FP. Empty this mixture in mixing bowl.
-Drain one can of mackerel an toss in blender/FP, bones and all. (They have great calcium and will grind/disappear.) Add 1 large egg and about 2 tbsp of Old Bay or seasoning of choice. Chop for about 30 seconds. Add to mixing bowl.
-Mix all well and gently dip by the spoonful onto bread crumbs and coat. Fry in pan over medium heat for about 3 minutes each side. Serve with cocktail or tartar sauce.
Yes & they taste the same, good luck.
Yes, you can use canned mackeral the same as you do the salmon. I have used it and it doesn't alter the taste at all.
I need a recipe with canned mackerel. Thanks.
Are you sure you want mackerel and not salmon? Mackerel is a strong tasting fish that will stink up your whole house. However this recipe will work. I make it with salmon.
One can salmon
One cup crushed cracker crumbs
One small onion chopped.
Salt and pepper.
Save half the cracker crumbs. Mix engrienients and shape into patties. Cover with crumbs and place in a skillet of hot oil. After a few munites turn and cook another few minutes. They are then ready to eat.
There was a time when mackerel tasted better than salmon. We used a lot of it. I found that I could substitute it for salmon in lots of recipes such as salmon loaf and salmon patties. If it is as strong as others say, try rinsing it, and be sure to include some lemon juice in the mix.
Do I have to worry about bones in canned mackarel? Would there be any bones left to harm me?
By Sharadg from Toronto
No, the bones in canned mackerel have been pressure cooked during processing. They are soft and fall apart.
When making salmon patties, sometimes one can of salmon will not make enough for my needs. Instead of buying another can of salmon, I mix in a can of jack mackerel (right next to tuna and salmon at the grocery).
A tip that my Aunt gave me, as a newlywed, I gladly accepted. Being that my new husband and I both liked salmon croquettes, but couldn't afford salmon at the time. She suggested that I substitute mackerel (much cheaper to use) for the salmon, but make as the same, but to put a few teaspoonfuls of prepared yellow mustard into the mixture (as it would take away the real fishy taste). She was right, it did take away the fishy taste and you really couldn't taste the mustard all that much either. That was several years ago and we still make mackerel croquettes, and now, as well as salmon croquettes, on occasion.
By Terri H.
Recipes Using Canned Mackerel. I am looking for a recipe for canned mackerel. I get my food from the food bank and I was given a can of mackerel.