Easy Baked Mackerel (Saba Fish)
This baked mackerel (saba fish) recipe comes about because I saw maameemoomoo’s grilled saba with teriyaki sauce recipe (update: this site is no longer online so I removed the link) and I fell in love with it. Her grilled fish not only looked so deliciously beautiful, I also like the fact that they were oven-baked, saving lots of splatters and effort in cleaning up. My version, ever the lazy one, involves seasoning the fish with basic salt and pepper. This is a quick way to sneak in one more meat dish to the dinner table effortlessly.
STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS (BAKED MACKEREL/SABA FISH]
Preparation is really easy. If using frozen saba fish like I did, thaw them before cooking. Line baking tray with parchment paper for easy cleaning, then place the de-boned fish fillet skin side up without overlapping each other on the tray. Brush olive oil over the mackerel skin. Season the fillet with salt and black pepper.
Bake the saba fillets for about 20 minutes, or until the skin starts to brown & crisp. The ingredients are few and this is a super easy recipe!