Cooking boiled mackerel with tomatoes:
The fish should be chosen more or less fresh, althoughfrozen state it is difficult to determine, but I choose the color. Fresh fish has a silver color, normal fishy odor. This small fish is shown in the photo below.
Mackerel can be any size. For this dish, it will still be cut into large pieces. But first, cut off the head, fins are removed and disposed inside.
Will remove superfluous from the inner surfaceof the film, under which it is often a lot of bloody fluid. It can adversely affect the taste and color of food. Then these pieces must be thoroughly flushed, so that the water was clean.
Thus prepared fish, and is waiting for hisfate. Now pick up the dishes for cooking. We proceed from the fact that there is. To prepare boiled mackerel does not scare you away unnecessary complexity - we will do everything in basic terms.
Take the most common dipper with a lid. Fold back the fish, fill with water so that the fish was a little over a layer of water. We put on the fire, add salt and wait for boiling water.
Our mackerel begins to boil. Most likely, you will see foam, scum necessarily remove. Bates fire to the minimum at which the boiling process will be very small.
Prepare vegetables and spices. A couple of small onions cut into half rings. Carrot take the one that is near at hand - grated (from winter stocks), cut into strips, etc. A large clove of garlic into small pieces mode. A couple of sheets of bay leaf, 5-6 peas allspice. All are laying on top of the fish.
Once our fish with spices Prokip minutes10-15, tasting. I add tomato juice, which was initially salted, and therefore align the taste for salt after the addition of tomato sauce or juice. Of course, in the summer, you can add fresh overripe tomatoes. A matter of taste. If the tomatoes are too superoxide dish - add the sugar. This is also a matter of taste, but believe me - a tablespoon of sugar will not hurt.
Thus, fish boils 15-20 minutes. Boil very gentle, under a closed lid. What is left to us to do more? Add the greens. This option is also not critical. Add the fact that you like. There dill? - Absolutely! There parsley? - Put! Within reasonable limits! The minimum version - dill.
Here in this mode prokipela fish 30-35 minutes. Turn off. Now we have to endure 20 minutes, even if you do not want to do! Hot fish dipper is separate, and everything else - separately. To it all came together - it is necessary to wait. On cooking mackerel leaves a total of no more than 35-40 minutes.
From one carcass you get 2-3 servings. What to submit? If you will be able to sustain the dizzying aroma of this dish - it takes that is! And if not - eat well. Just do not forget about the bones.
You may also enjoy our soup recipe of salmon, which has a very delicate flavor and will be the main dish on the dining table.