Friday Foraged Recipe #3 | Sea Vegetable & Mackerel Roast

Sep 5, 2014 | Foraging And Feasting, Wild Food Recipies, Wild Mains

The salt marshes are a perfect place to forage great sea veg from, especially for a mackerel roast. From sea purslane, sea-blite and perennial to  common samphire. Consequently get your foraging baskets ready and take a stroll. Or additionally come visit us in Dorset for foraging walk. We meet outside Hutquarters, Middle Beach, Studland. Eagerly waiting for the group to arrive will be a friendly knowledgeable instructor. Ready to share facts and information about the wild plants we come across. Tempted? Check out our foraging option on our website! Just click the link…


sea purslanesea blitemarsh samphire

Time: 50 minutes (+ foraging & fishing)

Makes: This recipe is for 4 (adjust according to your catch)

Ingredients For Mackerel Roast:


3 lovingly caught Mackerel

Thinly sliced (& generous portion of) potatoes for each feaster

4-5 crushed cloves of garlic

1 chunkily sliced red onion

After, a handful of each prepped sea vegetable (we used sea purslane, sea-blite and perennial and common samphire)*

Pinch of chilli

Then seasoning

A few glugs of olive oil


*to prep, break off the bottom of the samphire stems (this is tough and chewy). Strip the leaves off the sea purslane and sea-blite and give them all a little wash

onions for mackerelgarlic

How to Roast Mackerel:


First pop the oven on to 180c

Meanwhile when it’s warmed up add your potatoes, garlic, onion, chilli and seasoning in to a baking tray. Mix with a glug of olive oil and chuck in the oven. Cook this for 25 minutes or so

While the veg are cooking fillet your mackerel

After the veg have had 25 minutes stir in your sea vegetables and lay your mackerel fillets on top. Give this a cook for 7 minutes or so

Then take your goods out of the oven, throw on any leftover sea vegetables for seasoning and BAM. You’ve got yourself a mackerel sea roast

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sea roast mackerel

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