This inexpensive, nutritious fish is consumed worldwide. This page contains recipes using canned mackerel.
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You only need four ingredients for these easy, inexpensive, delicious mackerel patties.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 patties
These can be very low calorie if you bake them and serve with fat free sour cream (opt.)
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.
I make salmon gravy with mackerel. First make your gravy and debone the mackerel. Use your hands and break the mackerel up and add to the gravy. You can use the juice too but I do not like to use it. My family grew up on what they call salmon gravy. it was really mackerel gravy and they love it. Served with hot biscuits is great.
My mom used to make these regularly when I was growing up. Love these! Very simple and not expensive to make.
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).
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Here are questions related to Recipes Using Canned Mackerel.
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
How can I use canned mackerel in a recipe?
By Darlene L
By elva 10/23/2012
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.
Can I make patties out of canned mackerel similar to salmon patties?
By cyclechicred from Gastonia, NC
By nora finley 09/09/2009
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.
By Coreen Hart  07/20/2011
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
Rather than discarding them, can the juices from canned mackerel be used in various recipes? Many thanks.
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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. I don't know what to do with it. Would I treat it like salmon?
Sandy from Baltimore, MD
SALMON NOODLE CASSEROLE
Mix margarine, flour, salt, and mustard in 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in milk and cubed Velveeta, stirring constantly. When mixture is thickened, remove from heat and add undrained salmon and noodles. Place in 1 1/2 quart casserole and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Prep Time: 30 min
Mix it all together. (We eat spines before making, just as a treat, don't know how that bit started. You can remove skin, we stretch this canned fish so leave it on).
Add 3 cups bread crumbs. Mix in. Pat into baking dish (don't grease beforehand) and bake 350 F for 30 minutes to 40 minutes. Eat hot or cook in loaf pan and cool, slice for sandwiches. (02/12/2008)
Plus the fat in fish is actually healthy instead of unhealthy. I regularly buy canned mackerel or salmon and make fish cakes. Just add a couple of eggs, some rolled oats, chopped onions, some red pepper flakes if you have them. Use a half cup measuring cup and form patties. Bake on greased sheet of pan fry in a little oil on both sides. Serve with either ketchup or a mayonnaise type sauce. Very healthy and very cheap. (06/18/2008)
Then this is the best part. Cover with 1 or 2 cans of good quality coconut cream and bake for 20 - 30 minutes. Serve with fresh boiled rice, hmm yum d-lsh! (10/26/2008)