Magdalen-Island Pan-Fried Mackerel and Cranberry Compote

Magdalen-Island Pan-Fried Mackerel and Cranberry Compote
  • 4 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:40 Cooking
  • 0:55 Total Time


Add all
  • compote

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    chopped, dry shallots

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 2/3 cup
    (170 mL)

    white wine

  • 18 oz
    (500 g)

    fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 2/3 cup
    (170 mL)

    Maple syrup

  • 2/3 cup
    (170 mL)

    pure unsweetened cranberry juice

  • 1/2 tsp.

    chopped jalapeno pepper

  • makerel fillets

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)


  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    finely diced potatoes

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    chopped onion

  • 4

    mackerel fillets

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    salted herbs

  • freshly ground pepper to taste



In a frying pan, brown the shallots in oil. Pour in the white wine and reduce to half.

In a food processor, grind the cranberries coarsely.

Add the cranberries, syrup and juice to the reduced white wine. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the jalapeño pepper and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside the compote.

Mackerel fillets

Brown the potatoes and onions over high heat in the butter mixed with the oil.

When the potatoes are cooked but firm (10-12 minutes), add the mackerel fillets and cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side.

Season with the salted herbs and freshly ground pepper.

Serve the fish with the potatoes and onions, and a spoonful of cranberry compote.

Source: Metro

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