Healthy Paleo Meal- Roasted Mackerel with Vegetables

Healthy onions, starchy potatoes, and rich mackerel make a deeply satisfying combination in this one-dish meal. The juices from the roasted mackerel meld with the vegetables to create a subtly sweet, flavoursome paleo dish.

Roasted Mackerel with Vegetables – Recipe

The way of preparation – easy

Prep time

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cooking time – 1 hour 10 minutes

Yields – 4 servings


  • 4 fresh mackerel, gutted and cleaned
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (squeezed)
  • 2 medium carrots (grated)
  • 6 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 750g potatoes, cleaned and peeled, cut into 2-3cm chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water

Instructions how to make roasted Mackerel

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F ( 200°C).
  • Using a sharp knife, slash the skins of each side of the mackerel and season well.
  • Put a few lemon slices, potatoes, carrots, onion and garlic cloves into the cavity of each fish.
  • Put the remaining potato, carrots and onion slices on a roasting dish and place the fish on top.
  • Season with parsley.
  • Drizzle generously with olive oil and lemon
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Cover with Lid or foil
  • Place in the oven and cook for 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes take out the foil, and bake another 30 minutes uncovered.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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