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How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks

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author image Tara Carson
Based in Richmond, Va., Tara Carson has written articles for editorial and corporate online and print publications for more than 10 years. She has experience as an adjunct professor of nutrition at Northwest Christian University and holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and nutrition from Virginia Commonwealth University.
How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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A king mackerel, or kingfish, is native to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North America and Europe. The fish ranges in weight from less than 1 pound to as much as 70 pounds. Fish markets sell small mackerel whole and divide larger mackerel into steaks and fillets. The flesh is thick, fatty and savory, and you can use a variety of cooking methods to prepare a delicious king mackerel meal.

Fried

Step 1

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Rinse the king mackerel steaks with cool water, dry with paper towels and season with salt. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 2

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet on medium. Place the steaks in the skillet and fry each side for about five minutes -- they should be lightly browned and opaque in the center.

Step 3

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Remove the steaks from the heat and sprinkle chopped pepper on top.

Grilled

Step 1

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Season the king mackerel steaks with olive oil, salt and minced garlic. Allow them to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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Step 2

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Preheat the grill to medium. Cook the mackerel steaks for five minutes on each side, until the flesh in the center is opaque.

Step 3

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Remove the steaks from the grill. Allow them to stand for five minutes, until the juices redistribute. Serve warm.

Pan-Seared

Step 1

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Heat the olive oil on high in a large ovenproof skillet on the stove top. Add the king mackerel steaks.

Step 2

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Cook the steaks on each side for two minutes, until the flesh is lightly browned.

Step 3

How to Cook King Mackerel Steaks
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Place the skillet in the oven. Cook the steaks for 10 to 15 minutes, until the flesh in the center is opaque.

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