Mackerel is an important food fish that is consumed worldwide.As an oily fish, it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.The flesh of mackerel spoils quickly, especially in the tropics, and can cause scombroid food poisoning. Accordingly, it should be eaten on the day of capture, unless properly refrigerated or cured.
In this topic I would like to share with you, how you can made Like Smocked Mackerel.
- Salt: 2 and a half Table spoons
- Sugar: 1 Table Spoon
- Fish: 2-3 cleaned
- 4-5 bags of black tea(This time I used English black breakfast tea, also before I used Lipton black tea , not important which brand of tea will you use,but It should black tea)
- Whole black pepper ( 12-15 )
- Bay Leaves (2-3)
- Water: 32-40oz.
After 4 days you will have tasty fish
Step 1: Preparing Fish
Take the fish and clean and wash,remove the innards, if you do not have cleaned the fish in the store.
Step 2: Preparation of Brine
Take a pot of water, bring the water to a boil and put in it tea bags.
On low heat let them simmer for 5 minutes
Step 3: Preparation of Brine
Cool water to room temperature, put it in salt and sugar
Step 4: Preparing Fish... Continue
In my case, I cut the fish head,no one will eat them.:))
Put them to glass container
Step 5: Preparing Fish... Continue
add pepper and bay leaves
pour the brine to cover the fish
Step 6: Wait
put the container in the refrigerator.
Two days later, took the container and turned the fish in the container. Put the container in the refrigerator for two more days
Step 7: Final Steps
Take the fish out of the brine and hang it for 1-2 hours. Allow to drain the brine.
Бrush the fish with olive oil.
You can cut into meal or can food plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator.