Greek-Style Mackerel with Squash Purée

Greek-Style Mackerel with Squash Purée
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Mackerel, Squash, baking soda, blender

A mouth-watering Greek dish that combines the rich flavors of mackerel with the smooth, sweet taste of squash purée. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.


  • 4 fresh mackerel fillets
  • 2 medium-sized squashes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh dill (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the squashes in half and remove the seeds.
  3. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
  5. Scoop the flesh out of the roasted squash and place it in a blender.
  6. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the blender to help achieve a smooth texture.
  7. Blend until smooth, adding a bit of olive oil if needed to reach your desired consistency.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Season the mackerel fillets with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  10. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Once hot, place the mackerel fillets skin-side down.
  11. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the fish is cooked through and has a nice char.
  12. Spoon a generous amount of squash purée onto each plate.
  13. Place a mackerel fillet on top of the purée.
  14. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and garnish with fresh dill.

There you have it, a stunning Greek-style mackerel with squash purée. Simple, elegant, and absolutely delicious. Now get out there and make it happen! And remember, perfection is not negotiable in my kitchen!

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