Chargrilled mackerel with sweet & sour beetroot

Chargrilled mackerel with sweet & sour beetroot
Fishboxer Fishbox HQ from Muir of Ord


4 Fishbox mackerel fillets

3 tsp finely chopped chives

1 shallot finely chopped

2 tsp sesame seeds

20g ginger (pickled) finely sliced

Olive Oil

Soy Sauce


Sweet & Sour Beetroot

4 cooked beetroots (not pickled)

Bay leaf 

100 ml Red wine vinegar

Clear honey 

Tbsp black peppercorns



3 tsp wasabi

100g creme fraiche 


Sweet & sour beetroot

Mix all the ingredients, except the beetroot, with 100ml water in a medium pan and bring to the boil.

Leave to cool.

Rinse the cooked beetroot, slice into different size chunks for texture.

Once the pickling liquor has cooled, pour into a large jar, add the beetroot and place in the fridge overnight.


Marinate your mackerel fillets in soy sauce for 20 min 

Mix together your wasabi and creme fraiche, add salt and pepper to taste

Turn on your grill to the highest heat

Grill the fish, skin-side up, for 2-3 mins until the skin is crispy and the fish is lightly cooked. TIP:(brush your grill with oil before placing the fillets on)

Place your beetroot on your plates layering shallots, ginger and toasted sesame seeds then scatter over your chives.

Place mackerel fillets on top and finish with wasabi dressing


There are lots of variations on this dish, try adding sweet potatoes or toasted hazelnuts for crunch. If you are feeling fiery you could even add chopped chilli to the dressing.