Mackerel Steaks with Mushroom Sauce


  • 3 mackerel steaks
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 tsp. seafood stock
  • 30g butter
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups of water
  • 300ml cream
  • 3 cups water, extra
  • 1 cup polenta


  1. Heat oil in a pan over moderate heat.
  2. Add fish.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes each side, sprinkling steaks with 1 tsp. seafood stock as they cook.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Melt butter in the same pan.
  6. Sauté mushrooms and garlic until tender.
  7. Add water and 2 tsp. seafood stock.
  8. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer until reduced by half.
  9. Meanwhile, bring extra water and remaining seafood stock to boil.
  10. Blend in polenta, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Keep warm.
  11. Pour cream into the pan with mushrooms, ad polenta mix and pepper and heat through.
  12. Pour over fish and serve with salad.

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