Quick Brined Mackerel

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/30/2018 - 18:09.

Ingredients:

35 oz (1 Kg) mackerel, without heads and innards
For brine:
1/4 G (1 L) water
4 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
5 bay leaf
5-6 black peppercorn
1 tbsp dry black tea
20-25 dried prune, or smoked one

Method:

Peel a mackerel, wash, and place into an enameled, or a glass dish.

Pour a water into a sauce-pan, add all brine ingredients, except a tea, and bring to a boiling.

Add the teas, and boil for about 2 minutes.

Cover the sauce-pan with a lid, and let to chill.

Pour a cold brine into the dish with the mackerel to cover mackerel.

Cover dish with a lid, and place into a freezer for 3-5 days.

After that, take a fish, wash, dry it out, and slice.

To serve, sprinkle mackerel slices with a vegetable oil and with a chopped spring onion.