By Eduardo − On Sunday, October 25, 2015, 7 years ago in Seafood Recipes
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Portuguese Grilled Horse Mackerel Recipe

Portuguese Grilled Horse Mackerel Recipe

Serve these grilled Portuguese horse mackerel recipe (carapau grilhado) with a salad or some cooked vegetables.
Preparation time 5 min
Cooking Time 20 min
Ready In 25 min
Level of DifficultyVery Easy


6 fresh carapau (horse mackerel)SaltOlive oil1 lemon (optional)Parsley (optional)
6 fresh carapau (horse mackerel)SaltOlive oil1 lemon (optional)Parsley (optional)
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  1. Rinse the carapau under cool water to remove any loose scales and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place fish in a tray before seasoning.
  3. Sprinkle each side of fish with salt and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Cover and set aside while you get the grill ready.
  5. Clean and oil the cooking grate.
  6. Build a hot fire for grilling using wood or charcoal, wait until the fire has died down to red hot coals before cooking over them.
  7. Lay the carapau (mackerel) on the oiled grill grate and cook for 4-10 minutes each side, depending on how big the fish are.
  8. When the mackerel are fully cooked, they will be firm and the meat inside will be opaque.
  9. Squeeze lemon juice on top and sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe Credit: Rochelle Ramos
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