Mackerel in Tomato and Thyme

Still remember our Mackerel in Bay Leaf recipe? This one’s its sibling! While the former recipe tastes like Spanish sardines, this one is more fresh-tasting because of the sweet minty fusion of tomatoes, onions and thyme. In terms of difficulty though, both can be prepared and cooked easily. I can’t even point my finger to the one I like better but I felt like I  have eaten more the day that this was served. I personally like tomatoes and this must be the reason!

This is also the first time that I’ve realized how well thyme and tomatoes go together. I was researching a couple of things for this post and found out that they are actually partnered herbs! Can we get luckier than that?


John and I would love to enjoy a mackerel dish again. Do you have something in mind that you feel we’ll like? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you! 🙂

Mackerel in Tomato and Thyme

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 3 pcs Large Mackerel Fish Fillet, washed and cleaned
  • 3 pcs Large Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 pc Medium White Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme, stripped or 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Coat fillet with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, place 1 tbsp. cooking oil until hot enough. Stir in tomatoes and cook until the skin is peeling off.
  3. Stir in the onions. Cook for another 2 mins.
  4. Place thyme and mix well. Sprinkle with a dash of salt to taste. Set aside.
  5. In the same pan, place another 1 tbsp. cooking oil. When hot enough, place fillet. Cook each side for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve fillet topped with the tomato mixture. Enjoy!


5 thoughts on “Mackerel in Tomato and Thyme

  1. Tarragon goes really well with fish–‘just don’t know if you could get fresh ones in the PH. If you do, you might want to try–it smells like mint candy (to me, that is). The dried ones, unlike say, basil or thyme, unfortunately do not taste like the fresh ones at all.

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