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Mackerel Patties with Red Bell Peppers

Mackerel is usually a strong tasting fish that people shy away from. However this recipe with canned mackerel combined with horseradish makes a milder tasting patty. It is quick, easy, has more omega 3 and calcium than canned salmon, and quite delicious.

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

15 oz can of mackerel, drained
5 TBS whole grain cracker crumbs
3 egg whites
3 TBS finely minced onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 TBS chopped walnuts
1 tsp horseradish
salt and pepper to taste
2 red bell peppers, sliced thin
1 medium sized onion cut in half and sliced
4 cloves garlic, sliced
3 TBS vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste

3 TBS chopped parsley
3 tsp horseradish
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 tsp prepared mustard
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Flake mackerel with their bones into a bowl. Add cracker crumbs, egg whites, onion, garlic, walnuts, horseradish, salt and pepper. Mix with hands and form into 4 patties.
  2. Slice bell peppers, onion and garlic. Healthy Sauté over medium low heat in a medium sauté pan for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add vegetable stock and simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Broil mackerel patties on high in baking dish with rack in middle of the oven for about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. While broiling patties, mix together chopped parsley, horseradish, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Serve patties topped with parsley sauce and bell peppers.

    Serves 4

    For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:

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Nutritional Profile

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Mackerel Patties with Red Bell Peppers
1.00 serving
254.44 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 128.08 mg 213.5 15.1 excellent
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 6.31 mcg 105.2 7.4 excellent
tryptophan 0.30 g 93.8 6.6 excellent
vitamin A 3935.81 IU 78.7 5.6 excellent
omega 3 fatty acids 1.69 g 67.6 4.8 very good
selenium 40.57 mcg 58.0 4.1 very good
vitamin D 227.43 IU 56.9 4.0 very good
protein 26.39 g 52.8 3.7 very good
phosphorus 346.62 mg 34.7 2.5 good
vitamin B3 (niacin) 6.40 mg 32.0 2.3 good
manganese 0.54 mg 27.0 1.9 good
calcium 259.74 mg 26.0 1.8 good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.50 mg 25.0 1.8 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.35 mg 20.6 1.5 good
sodium 493.61 mg 20.6 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Mackerel Patties with Red Bell Peppers

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