• Butterflied mackerel fillets

    £3.99Price

    Our butterflied* mackerel fillets are the freshest, firm-fleshed, oil-rich fish with a torpedo-like shape and iridescent silver and blue striped skin.

     

    They're both delicious and nutritious, with intense creamy meat packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It's the ideal choice if you're looking to eat a healthy, balanced diet and want the convenience of prepared, butterflied fillets.

     

    Each butterflied mackerel fillet weighs between 120g-160g*. Butterflying is another way of filleting a finfish. Rather than taking the fillets away from the backbone, the bone is taken out and head removed. The result is one larger fillet, instead of two smaller ones.

     

    Mackeral is particularly versatile when it comes to cooking, lending well to frying, grilling, curing, salting and smoking - we have a whole range of mackerel recipes you could try.
     

    *Weights may vary

     

    Allergy advice: Fish (100%)

     

    Images by Sam Sloan Photography

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    • Provenance

      Our mackerel is from UK waters, and can be caught in the North Atlantic sea off Shetland or in the Irish Sea.

    • How should I store my fish?

      When we deliver your order, put it straight in the fridge. Fresh fish is best enjoyed the same day it's delivered or within 2 days. Each pack features a label with a 'Use By' date which will be 2 days after the date your fish was packed. The paper in which your fish is wrapped is compostable, so it can go in your food waste bin or composter.

       

      Alternatively, if you're planning to eat your fish 2+ days later, freezing is recommended to maintain freshness. Ideally freeze your fish as soon as possible on the delivery day. Remove all of the packaging and place in a freezer bag (remove excess air) or airtight freezer container. Defrost thoroughly before use and eat on the same day. Do not re-freeze. Best within 2 months of freezing.

    • Omega-3 fats:

      Omega-3 fats are a group of unsaturated fats that we need to stay healthy – especially for heart health. Eating foods high in omega-3 fats could help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

       

      There are different types of omega-3 fats which are found in different foods. The main ones are:

       

      ALA (alpha linolenic acid)

      ALA is essential for good health, but our bodies can’t make it, so we need to get it from the foods we eat. It’s mainly found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

       

      EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

      We need these types of omega-3 fats for a healthy heart and blood circulation. Our bodies can make some of these fats from the ALA in the food we eat, but only a small amount. So, it’s good to eat foods that already contain them.

       

      Oily fish including sardines, salmon, trout and mackerel are the best source of EPA and DHA.