Look for mackerel with clear eyes (not glazed and milky white) and bright purple gills.

Another way to reduce the fish smell is to poach the fish. Fish in a Bag. Baking fish is a good alternative to pan-frying it, which tends to release odors.

Fresh fish is meant to smell like the sea, which is lovely. The question was whether leaves from the Lemon tree in our back yard would counteract the sticky smell of Mackerel griddled on our stove. The Best Ways to Cook a Fish Without the Smell. Mackerel is an oily ocean fish which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.The protein-rich low-calorie fish is popular among the health conscious crowd. Easy to do, tasted lovely and best of all no smell! It then went into the oven for about 20 minutes. "Yes, I cooked mackerel for lunch ....." he starts. The other big reason, which I caught myself wrestling with the other day is the smell.

! Many people will find that very upsetting. But I’m taking about the smell you get when you wake up the day after an evening of pan frying the catch of the day. ! It is a staple food for people who prefer a healthy pantry. I ask. A little pouch, that's doable! I cooked a whole mackerel yesterday. Best to eat the smoked mackerel cold or not at all."

Contrary to what may be popular belief, fresh fish does not smell of fish—only fish past its best smells that powerful.

The smell permeates the whole house and lingers for ages. Tinfoil. Cook Fresh Fish. Instead, fresh mackerel should smell slightly salty, of the sea from which they have recently been caught. I wrapped this mackerel in silver foil and popped a couple of lemon slices in with it. Easy to do, tasted lovely and best of all no smell! So, do you think you have what it takes to cook … Pan-fried mackerel: variations and recipe ideas. What puts me off mackerel is the smell if I grill or dry fry. The smell permeates the whole house and lingers for ages. "I love Puerto Rican food, but I have many memories of my family cooking salted cod for hours—the smell would permeate not only our house but the entire neighborhood! Baking time varies depending on the size of the cut; an 8 oz fillet should cook through in about 15 minutes at 400°. If possible, smell the fish. We also picked some Kaffir Lime leaves as an extra hedge against our Mackerel foe and headed indoors for the experiment.. After heating up the griddle, on went the citrus leaves then on went the exhaust fan (max velocity).

Oily fish is probably one of the best things we can eat yet sadly missing on most menus.

Lopez recommends cooking the fish in a flavored liquid, such as court bouillon, which will help veil any fish odor.

"I need no further info, you cooked the stinkiest fish in an enclosed space so the entire office stunk of fish. Cook for 2–4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet. The cooking was underway and we waited for the dreaded smell of bait fish, however, the Lemon did its magic and the food aromas were muted and beachy. Baking. Leave the mackerel in the pan to cook through in the residual heat, then serve up immediately. Once the skin is crisp and golden, turn the fillet over and remove the pan from the heat.

It is without question unreasonable behaviour. I wrapped this mackerel in silver foil and popped a couple of lemon slices in with it. Those unaware of “how to cook canned mackerel,” let us tell you canned mackerel can be used in a variety of dishes, and the count is endless.

It then went into the oven for about 20 minutes.

"YABU" I declare interrupting him.

Of course, if you grill outside, then you avoid this issue altogether. Note that no oil was used since Mackerel is as oily as it is stinky, but I mean that in only the very best way. In general, avoid salted cod and oily fish like mackerel, bluefish, and anchovies if you are worried about the odor," says Lopez.

What puts me off mackerel is the smell if I grill or dry fry.