206.Mackerel baked in foil : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

for each person

one medium sized mackerel

1 teaspoon whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon gooseberries

1 teaspoon chopped fresh fennel

1 tablespoon flaked almonds


  • Clean and wash the mackerel.

  • Fillet by opening up the fish, laying it open side down on a slab and running your thumb down the backbone. This will remove most of the bones.

  • Spread the cavity of the mackerel with whole grain mustard.

  • Then place as many gooseberries as will fit in the cavity.

  • Take a piece of foil large enough to enclose the fish.

  • Place the fish in the middle, sprinkle with the flaked almonds and fennel and then fold the foil to seal above the fish.

  • Bake in a preheated oven gas mark 5, 375°F, 190°C for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked which depends on thickness.

  • The fish is cooked when the thickest flesh is translucent.


  • Add several whole peeled cloves of garlic inside each fish. These will bake to a soft mash and can be spread during eating.

  • This recipe works well in a pressure cooker: cook under high pressure for 4 minutes.