Salt Mackerel, the Jamaican Breakfast is an oily fish with high amounts of omega-3s.
These good fats are good to reduce blood pressure and decrease the levels of cholesterol in your body too.
Furthermore, studies have shown that those who eat mackerel, the Jamaican Breakfast regularly have lower blood pressure and less cholesterol in their blood.
Is Salt Mackerel (Jamaican Breakfast) High in Mercury?
Salt Mackerel. Again, Atlantic and Atka mackerel are from Alaska are high in inflammation-fighting omega-3s and low in mercury.
Finally, King mackerel, from the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, has a high mercury content.
Salt Cured Mackerel
In addition a cured Salt Mackerel sandwich is a delicious snack too or as a part of an appetizer.
Besides, salt curing of meat and fish goes back many centuries when there was no refrigeration and salting was the only way to keep proteins stored.
Lastly, a Jamaican Breakfast Salt Mackerel Recipe
3 first (about 1lb) Salt Mackerel
4 then a Tbsp Cooking Oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 then large tomato, chopped
1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup
1 tsp of Hot Sauce
½ tsp black pepper
- First oak the mackerel overnight in cold water
- Then rinse the fish and place it in a pot with fresh water and bring it to a simmering boil.
- After 20 minutes remove the pot from the stove. Rinse the fish and place in a bowl to cool
- When cool, flake the flesh off the fish bone in small pieces and set aside
- Pour cooking oil in a large pan and turn heat to med-high
- Place onions and tomatoes in a pan and sautee until onions are transparent
- Stir in ketchup, hot sauce and ¼ tsp black pepper
- Fold mackerel into seasonings with 3 Tbsp of water, sprinkle with remaining black pepper and simmer for 5 minutes
Serve with Boiled Dumplings, Boiled Green Bananas and Fried Plantain
Finally serve this delicious Jamaican breakfast meal hot for 6 to 8 persons.