Baked Mackerel

Mackerel is a fatty fish, but has many healthy benefits. It is a great source of Omega 3 and fatty acids promoting proper functioning of our cardiovascular system. It is also rich in Iron, selenium. Vitamin D and some vitamins from the Vitamin B group. Back home in Côte d’Ivoire, I would eat Mackerel at least once a week with Attiéké (cassava couscous). Back there the mackerel is sold on the street and is smoked over charcoal. The aroma will make you come to the vendor for sure and you will indeed enjoy it. Well since I am not “home”, I try to confort myself with this revisited recipe simple to make.

I you wonder what Apki is, I tell you more about it HERE.

Baked Mackerel

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 Mackerel
  • 4 Parsley Sprigs
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 10 Akpi (djansang) seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Oil olive
  • 1 tbsp Fines herbs


  • Preheat the oven at 380 F.
  • In a pan roast the akpi seeds.
  • In a blender mix all ingredients.
  • Make diagonal cuts on the fish. 2 per sides
  • Marinate the fish and make sure you put enough inside the fish and the cuts.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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