Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Holy Mackerel That is Good Fish

Brenda Watson, a worldwide famous health practitioner said in one of her infomercials that Mackerel is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids.  She also said "who wants to eat mackerel every day", and laughed because, not many folks do.  Well I found a way to make that fish taste pretty good.  

Canned Mackerel and tomatoes served with rice

You'd be saying..."Holy Mackerel That"s Good tasting fish, and it's good for you too. This Mackerel dish  cost about $2.50 and serves 4 hungry mouths.  However this can says it's serves 7.5.  I can't see it, because I enjoy food.  LOL.  Perhaps too much, but oh well. Anyway, I've done quite a bit of research on Omega 3's and it's benefits. and I suggest you do the same because its remarkably good.  The can does not list all the nutritional benefits.
I found this can on sale at the 99 cent store.  So I thought it was a very good
deal.  I bought two cases a few months back.  Yes I do believe in food
storage, and good deals.

So there is HOPE here after all.  Sorry I had to through that in.  Brenda Watson also said that it was important for us to have HOPE every day in our diet.  So with that, I HOPE you try this.  You might like it.  By the way hope stands for
H...........High Fiber
O...........Omega 3's  (M

  • One can mackerel in tomato sauce
  • Tomatos, canned, diced ( fresh is good too)
  • Lemon Juice 1 ounce
  • Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic 2 cloves minced
  • Onion 1/2 minced (I ran out so I made it without)
  • Parlsey 1-2 teaspoons (use lavishly, it has almost no taste and is very healthy in the greens 
  • dept.
  • Cayenne pepper according to taste
  • Sugar 1-3 tablespoons ( I mixed sugar with sweet and low)
  • Soy sauce  a couple of good dashes.
  • Oyster sauce 2-3 heaping tablespoons
  • Cold Water 1/4 cup
  • Cornstarch 2-3 teaspoons
Well here goes the instructions via pictures.  I hope that works for you.

Heat oil in pan, add garlic and saute till caramelized.  Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the mackerel, water and
cornstarch.  Simmer for 5 minutes...
Mix cornstarch with cold water and add to pot stirring slowly.  Add fish.  See there were only three little
pieces in that 15 oz can.  Serves 7.5? Not on my table.  LOL. If you want it thicker, just add more cornstarch.
Since there are only three small pieces I did not cut them till I was ready to serve it.

And this is what I did with the left overs.  Thank God for Press'n Seal.  Now
I have something for another day.
See how quick and easy that was.  Not to mention cheap yet healthy.  Shhh, don't tell anyone it came from a can and they will never know.  Well, that is it for now.  So till the next time, stay well, and many blessings:)


Mary Helen
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