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How To Cook Canned Mackerel with Yogurt Mustard Sauce

This recipe transform the simple canned mackerel from an ordinary dish to a more prestigious family dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: canned mackerel, mustard sauce, yoghurt
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Manny


  • 15 oz. 425 grams canned mackerel in oil, drained and halved fins and bones removed
  • 2 Tbsp pure lemon juice about half slice of lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • pinch of salt

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unflavored plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup salad and sandwich spread
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


How to cook Canned Mackerel with Yogurt Mustard Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, pepper and salt. Pour over mackerel and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • While mackerel are marinating, prepare the sauce. Mix together yogurt, sandwich spread and mustard.
  • Stir in chopped parsley and salt. Set aside and put in a refrigerator.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic until it becomes slightly brown.
  • Arrange mackerel halves in the pan, being careful not to break them.
  • Fry the fish for 1 minute on one side, gently flipping over and fry the other side for another minute.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Pour excess olive oil and garlic bits on top pf sardines. Serve with the sauce.
  • If you want to use it for pasta, before marinating the canned mackerel, break it into large flakes, increase amount of salt to 1/2 teaspoon and minced garlic to 2 tablespoons. After frying, toss with cooked spaghetti pasta, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.