Mackerel and Moroccan Mash: A Tasty Post-Workout Protein Hit

Rustle up this winning combination of healthy fats and antioxidants for a big boost of nutritious and delicious flavours.

This week’s recipe is amazing for a post-workout protein hit. The mackerel, olive oil, spices, and cruciferous vegetables in the form of cauliflower mash offer a winning combination of anti-inflammatory nutrients, healthy fats, and antioxidants.

It’s easy to knock together in just 30 minutes and tastes quite simply awesome.

Lemon and Cumin Mackerel With Moroccan Mash

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Ras el Hanout spice blend
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Place the mackerel fillets in an oven dish and top each one with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of cumin and black pepper.
  3. Place the mackerel in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes.
  4. Whilst the mackerel is cooking, steam or boil the cauliflower until soft.
  5. Mash with the olive oil, garlic, and Ras el Hanout.
  6. Place the mash in the oven until the mackerel is cooked and serve.

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