30 Minute Meal – Mackerel with Chunky Guacamole

So, I am about to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time on this little old blog of mine. I’ve thought about how to do it, what time of day I should do it, what recipes I should feature, what I should wear, how my hair should look, etc. My point is that, sometimes my overthinking and wanting everything to be perfect gets the best of me, so on Tuesday night I said to myself, “F it. I’m going to make my first youtube cooking video ever, with no concrete plans, dressed in my yoga clothes and my hair in a high ponytail!”

Below is a true to life post that features a typical weeknight of cooking, and if you feel like I’m rushing I probably am, I tend to be ravenous by the time I get home from work! I know my head is chopped off and the lighting could be better, but I am happy to start somewhere because I know I will only grow from here. Prime embarrassing example of growth: check out some of my very first food photos here!

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30 Minute Meal - Mackerel with Chunky Guacamole
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Serves: 2
  • 1 large filet of mackerel
  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tso sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ c diced red onion
  • 1 large handful cilantro, chopped
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Juice of one lemon segment
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Place the fish on a piece of foil and onto a sheet pan and rub with evoo. Season with salt, black pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes away easily with a fork.
  2. While the fish is cooking, combine the red onion, avocado, lemon juice, cilantro and salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Once the fish is finished cooking, top with 1-2 tsp of the chunky guacamole and enjoy!


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