Sgombro Marinato (Marinated Mackerel)

Marinated Mackerel

By Luca, a gourmet friend and Piedmontese architect!

You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in different regions, above all by the sea!


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 500 gr (~1.1 lb) of mackerel
  • 2 liters (~1/2 gallon) of water
  • 1 Tbsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar



  • Pour vinegar and water in a pot then bring to a boil
  • Add salt and boil mackerel for 5 minutes or until it is done (less if fish is smaller)
  • Remove from the pot. Slice lengthwise through the back to remove fishbones (also skin if you prefer)
  • Layer filets of mackerel in a tray and dress with the marinade (see recipe below)*
  • Keep in the fridge and wait for a few hours before eating


*Ingredients for marinade dressing: 

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp of EVOO
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove



  • Stir the first four ingredients and add a garlic clove (chopped if you prefer a stronger garlic flavor)


Buon appetito!


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