Mackerel Plaki

Mackerel Plaki

main courses | serves 8 8

This Greek recipe is singing with sunny Mediterranean flavours and simplicity. Perfect for a balmy summer's night!

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Place the fish, carrot, onion, tomato, garlic and bay leaves in a baking dish. Season generously with sea salt and ground black pepper, then drizzle over the oil. Sprinkle over the parsley and add the wine, lemon juice and a little water.
2. Bake for 30 minutes or until the fish and veg are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Serve lukewarm or cold with an extra squeeze of lemon.



8 (about 2kg) small whole mackerel, cleaned and gutted
2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 onions, peeled and sliced
4 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 fresh bay leaves
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
150ml dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon, plus extra

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