Canned items are a must in any pantry. I usually have pink salmon, corned beef and other items available but for some reason I ended up with a can of mackerel.

This isn’t something I would stock up on but I had it so I decided to cook in some way and the only thing I could think about was stewing it. I opened the fridge and saw some coconut milk and decided why not add some in. The finished product tasted good but in all honesty, not something I’d be in a hurry to eat again…. this was perhaps my least favorite thing that I’ve ever cooked!… I blame it on the mackerel… definitely my least favorite canned food.


  • 1 can mackerel (15oz)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (optional)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp green seasoning
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Hot pepper (as you like)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp JGM Products paprika
  • 1 lime, juice of


  1. Remove as much bones as possible from the mackerel. Add the lime juice and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pot over low heat. Add the onions, garlic, pepper and tomatoes. Cook for 1-2 mins until the onions are tender.
  3. Add the ketchup. Stir then add the coconut milk, water and paprika. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add mackerel, paprika and green seasoning.
  5. Stir and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice or any side of your choice.

Usually when ‘stewing’ mackerel the coconut milk is not added but, as mentioned, I had it so I used it so that ingredient is totally optional.

If you do enjoy mackerel however, give this recipe a try. Now that you guys know one of my least favorite food items, I’d love to hear hear what your least favorite food item is so comment and let me know.

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