Our Michelin chefs cook series puts the spotlight on ingredients handled by expert hands, highlighting the beauty of simple seasonal ingredients and pantry basics and exploring their full potential from the simple to the sophisticated.
So, if you love seafood or simply want to include more fish in your diet, try the healthy and oily delights of Mackerel.
It's a small fish that packs a punch and can be found around the world in several different varieties, each with different qualities including the commonly fished Spanish mackerel, Atlantic mackerel and atka mackerel.
Try to buy the freshest mackerel possible and be sure to check the traceability and eco-credentials of where you buy your fish.
Michelin Chefs Cook Mackerel
See what can be done with mackerel in these chef's hands.
First up is Ashley Palmer Watts, head chef at two Michelin starred Dinner in London's Mayfair with hay smoked mackerel, lemon salad and gentleman's relish, complete with plating tips.
Gordon Ramsay's ultimate light lunch is a mackerel ceviche with two salads - a crisp fennel salad and a quinoa salad. It's as simple as marinating sliced fresh mackerel in pink grapefruit!
Gordon again, this time cooking up a storm with roast mackerel with garlic and paprika with a tangy potato salad. A healthy and simple weeknight dinner choice!
Tom Kerridge from the Hand and Flowers (the first UK pub to hold 2 Michelin stars) impresses with his blow-torched mackerel with blini pancakes and warm pickled beetroot.
Gary Jones, executive chef at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons cooks an elegant Japanese influenced mackerel dish with honey and soy glaze, pickled mooli and lemon verbena.
And finally, Sidney Schute at Michelin starred de Librije in The Netherlands highlights the "most beautiful dish in the north sea" in his stunning plating of sashimi style mackerel.