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Mackerel

Characteristics

A firm-fleshed, oil-rich fish with a torpedo-like shape and iridescent silver and blue striped skin. It is the most valuable species to the whole of the Scottish fishing industry. An extremely versatile and delicious fish, whether you’re barbecuing, baking, grilling or pan frying, be sure to make the most of your mackerel.

Health Benefits

An oily fish that can play a key part in any healthy diet. Mackerel is rich in protein and fatty acid omega-3, which can help to protect the heart. It is also an excellent source of vitamin D, which is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth.  

Alternative

Sardines/herring