Resembling small tuna, the handsome Boston Mackerel is slightly more tender than the larger King Mackerel. Its firm, dark, high-fat flesh sports a rich, full-bodied flavor. Lovers of fresh Herring and Sardines will also love this fish.
The term “Holy Mackerel” most likely came about because Catholics ate a lot of it during meatless Fridays.
Because of its high fat content, grill or smoke your Boston Mackerel for optimum results. You may also pan fry, bake or broil them. Their assertive flavor will hold up well to the boldest of seasonings, herbs and sauces, so be as creative as you like!
One of the richest sources of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, Boston Mackerel is also high in protein, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12.