Atlantic mackerel is a small, oily fish and member of the tuna (Scombridae) family. An abundant saltwater fish, its taste and texture vary with the seasons, depending on its oil content.
ORIGIN: Canada, United States, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway
- Its creamy-pink flesh has a purple section in the centre of the fillet. The colours come from two muscles that have two distinct functions.
- It has a firm texture. Its taste is mineral and assertive due to its high oil content.
- Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, containing nearly twice as much as tuna or salmon.