Servings: 8-10


  • 6 fresh, medium-sized mackerel fish
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 2 medium-sized red and green bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of black powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ piece of jalapeno
  • ½ piece of habanero
  • 2 medium-sized lemon fruits
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Spread the olive oil on the baking pan evenly.

Step 3

Rinse each mackerel fish very well by de-veining all of them properly as well as cutting off their fins and gills.

Step 4

Season them with all the spices above except for the peppers, tomatoes, and herbs (parsley and cilantro). These are chopped separately.

Step 5

Lastly, marinate the mackerel with lemon juice and keep in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Step 6

After 20 minutes, spread the mackerel in the baking pan, add the chopped tomatoes, peppers, parsley, and cilantro on top of the mackerel, and place in the preheated oven.

Step 7

Bake at 350°F for 60 minutes.

Step 8

Serve with beans, pasta, rice, fried plantain, grated, soaked cassava flour (known as 'garri') or simply eat alone.