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Updated: Mar 5, 2022

Are you looking for more easy mackerel recipes?

If so, I've got you covered in this recipe.

Mackerel is a very popular fish in Japan but some people are picky with mackerel since it has a strong fishy smell.

With this curried mackerel recipe, you won't have to worry about the fishy smell that much.

The grated ginger will help to reduce the smell of the mackerel and the curry spices will eliminate it even more.

This recipe is simple but pretty addictive.

I hope anyone who loves fish or not will equally enjoy this recipe!

BTW, I have another fish recipe here!



<Yield> 2 servings

<Prep time> 5 minutes (does not include marinating time)

<Cook time> 7 minutes


3 mackerel fillets 1 whole mackerel)


1 tablespoon Soy sauce

1 teaspoon rice wine

1 teaspoon ginger, grated


1 cup panko

2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise

1 teaspoon curry powder (add more to your liking)

<Optional toppings>


leafy greens



1. Chop each mackerel fillet into 4 pieces. Marinate the mackerel with rice wine, soy sauce and grated ginger. Let them for 10 minutes. Drain out the excess moisture.

2. In a bowl, mix together the mayo and curry powder. Coat the mackerel with it. Next evenly coat the mackerel pieces with panko.

3. Pan fry the fish over medium low heat for 4 -5 minutes then flip. Cook them for another 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Garnish with some leafy greens if you want to.

<Miwa's tips>

・If you want your fish to be spicier, you can add in more curry powder.

・When you pan fry the mackerel, you don't have to grease the pan since the oil from the mayo will seep out into the pan. However, if the fish starts to stick to your pan, feel free to add in some oil. Please cook over medium low heat since this recipe can easily burn. You are looking to achieve a nice and golden color on the panko crust.

・Mackerel tends to have quite a lot of small bones. Make sure them before you cook.

・Any other type of fish like salmon will work in this recipe!

<Recommended side dish>

<Storage time>

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

<MIWA’s recommendations♡>

- First E-cookbooks are now available! I hope this will be helpful and enjoyable in your kitchen^^

-Please check out beautiful Japanese tableware to decorate your table! Use my code MIWA to get 5% off from your purchase!

-If you need very sharp quality knife, I highly recommend this handmade Japanese knife made by 80 years old Japanese maker!


2020/ 08/ 18 MIWA

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