Glazed Spanish Mackerel with Warm Vegetable Cous Cous Salad

This recipe neither complies with the failsafe diet or was made in the Thermomix!  The reason I didn’t use my Thermomix… I had to send it away for a few repairs and service. I think I have been working it way too hard, lol! I am missing it terribly and can’t wait till I get it back, feeling a little lost in the kitchen without it.
Now a wonderful friend (thanks Nancy!) gave us some huge Spanish Mackerel steaks. Deciding they were too good to share with the kids, I thought I would keep them for a date night with my hubby. Kids were set with their own failsafe meal I re-heated from the freezer for such an occasion. With all 3 tucked up in bed, I could get to work on making something special for just the 2 of us to enjoy over a romantic candlelit dinner.
Fortunately my creation was a hit, which is why I wanted to share it! We both loved it. If I had balsamic vinegar, I may have used that instead of soy sauce, but we really loved the finished flavour and the soy sauce seemed to work anyway.
Domestic Diva - Glazed Spanish Mackerel
2 Spanish Mackerel steaks
Salt & Pepper
Begin by marinating each piece of fish by sprinkling above ingredients generously on each side. Leave in fridge to marinade while preparing the vegetables.

Vegetable Cous Cous Salad:
1 cup cous cous
2 tablespoons oil
2 potatoes, 2cm diced
1 cup pumpkin, diced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 red capsicum, diced.
Prepare cous cous by directions on packet.
Pour oil into frying pan and heat through. Add potatoes. Cook stirring occasionally until starting to brown slightly and half cooked. Then add the rest of the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until all vegetables are cooked through.
Add vegetables to cous cous and stir to combine.

Glazed Spanish Mackerel:
2 tablespoons oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon chilli paste or 1 fresh chilli, diced finely.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sherry
1 tablespoon honey
Heat oil in pan, add garlic and chilli. Stir till fragrant. Add Mackerel steaks and cook for about 4 minutes each side.
Combine remaining ingredients together and pour over steaks. Turn fish over in the sauce to ensure fully coated.
Remove from pan and allow sauce to boil slightly and thicken.

To serve:
Place a generous serving of the cous cous salad on plate. Top with Mackerel steak and pour the sauce over the top of the fish and cous cous.
Garnish with coriander.


  1. Hi Isabel,
    This recipe looks amazing but as I’m new to the Thermomix – how could you make this in the Thermomix? I would love to have a go at making it for a special dinner. Thanks in anticipation.

    • Hi June, I have not tried cooking Mackeral in the Thermomix yet. I would suggest try steaming it on the Varoma tray either on wet baking paper or in a little dish so it can steam in the sauce. You would need to have at least 500g of water in the TM bowl and cook at Varoma temperature for approx 8 – 10 minutes, would depend upon the size of the piece of fish, so would need to keep an eye on it. 🙂


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