different types of mackerel
my local hmart has a sale going for norwegian mackerel, spanish mackerel and pike mackerel. what are the differences and what are each best suited to?
Wow!! There must be about fifty varieties of mackerel (it's a large family) which, for the most part, grill quite well. Spanish mackerel is mild and it helps to use some dried spices when preparing it, to make it a bit more interesting. Pike mackerel also grills, of course, but it is likewise good when braised with some alcohol (sake perhaps) and far eastern herbs and spices and a splash of soy sauce. Norwegians sometimes saute their mackerel and serve it with a diary based sauce.
Be careful not to over cook it.