Known as an oily fish with an assertive flavor, mackerel can handle other big flavors that would steamroll over more delicately flavored fish, like capers, olives, and fennel. Grilling the vegetables for the sauce and then grilling the fish adds an extra smoky essence to this dish.
Special equipment: You will need a pastry brush for this recipe.
Game plan: To keep the fish from sticking to the grill, once the grill is hot, use the scraper to remove any residue from previous grilling sessions. Then follow the instructions for oiling the grill right before cooking.
This dish was featured as part of our Recipes to Help You Conquer Your Fish-Grilling Fears.
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