Hoisin mackerel pancakes

Need a speedy, DIY family meal? Try these mackerel pancakes. Using sweet ingredients with stronger-flavoured fish such as mackerel helps tempt children to try them

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 393
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 24g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 3 mackerel fillets, all bones removed, cut into finger-length strips
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce, plus extra for dipping
  • 4 spring onions
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 10 Chinese pancakes (available from Waitress, Asian supermarkets or Chinese takeaways)


  1. Marinate the mackerel in the hoisin sauce while you prepare the veg. Cut the spring onions and cucumber into thin matchsticks, and separate the lettuce leaves.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mackerel and fry for 3-4 mins until sticky and caramelised. Heat the pancakes following pack instructions. Serve everything in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves.

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