Grilled Mackerel Salad with Coffee Vinaigrette

Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Mackerel, Lettuce, coffee, skillet

(Whisks the coffee vinaigrette with a determined look)


  • 4 Mackerel fillets
  • 1 head of Lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup of brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the mackerel fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Place the mackerel fillets in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are cooked through and have a nice char.
  4. While the mackerel is cooking, prepare the coffee vinaigrette by whisking together the brewed coffee, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  5. In a large bowl, toss the torn lettuce with half of the coffee vinaigrette.
  6. Divide the dressed lettuce among 4 plates.
  7. Place a grilled mackerel fillet on top of each plate of lettuce.
  8. Drizzle the remaining coffee vinaigrette over the mackerel.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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