The island holiday in Scotland turned into a wonderful adventure, and I caught my first mackerel! Two of them, in fact. (I was pretty impressed until I noticed that one of my friends, simultaneously, had pulled in SEVEN on a single line!) Between us, we caught eleven, and I quickly remembered my old Sichuan cooking school lessons and gutted them all on the boat, with my Swiss army knife. Back at the cottage, we rustled up a mackerel feast: sashimi with soy sauce and mustard (no wasabi around); grilled mackerel, eaten with lemon; mackerel baked with mustard and white wine (a French recipe that used to make as a teenager, dimly remembered); and finally the mackerel fillets marinated in soy sauce, wine, ginger and stuff and then pan-fried. Has fish ever tasted so good?
Below are a few more pics of the fish.