• 2 whole mackerel, scaled and cleaned
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 small purple onion, finely chopped
  • 1 mild red chili, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  1. Break open each mackerel so they lay flat. Place the mackerel in a glass dish and toss with the lime juice, leaving it to rest for five minutes while you prepare the other ingredients. This brief marinating helps liberate the flesh from the bones.
  2. Using your fingers, remove as much of the mackerel flesh as possible. Discard the bones and skin. Transfer the flesh to a cutting board and chop finely. Combine the flesh with all the remaining ingredients.
  3. For a beautiful presentation, fill a short mug with the finished recipe. Put a plate, face-side-down, on top of the mug. Invert such that the plate is face-side-up and the mug is upside down. Gently remove the mug. Garnish with some salad leaves and serve.