Spaghetti with Mackerel and Pine Nuts Recipe

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Corinne Bonnet Modified: March 25, 2022
Spaghetti with Mackerel and Pine Nuts Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti with Mackerel and Pine Nuts

Pan-fried mackerel is combined with spaghetti, pine nuts, and raisins for a nutty and filling spaghetti with mackerel that’s ready in under an hour.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ¼cupgolden raisins
  • 2tbsphot water
  • ¾lbspaghetti
  • 7tbspolive oil
  • 1lbmackerel fillets
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1small onion
  • ¼cuppine nuts
  • ¼cupfresh dill,chopped


  1. Put the raisins and the hot water in a small bowl and leave until the water is absorbed. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghetti for about 12 minutes until just done. Drain the spaghetti.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Sprinkle the mackerel with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.

  3. Cook the fish for 2 to 3 minutes per side for ½-inch thick fillets until just done. Remove the fish and then wipe out the pan. When the fish is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and flake the fish.

  4. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes until starting to soften. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until starting to brown.

  5. Add the raisins, mackerel, the remaining salt, and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes until heated through. Toss the mixture with spaghetti, the remaining olive oil, and the dill.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 849.14kcal
  • Fat: 46.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.63g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.72g
  • Fiber: 3.80g
  • Sugar: 8.68g
  • Protein: 33.89g
  • Cholesterol: 79.38mg
  • Sodium: 617.14mg
  • Calcium: 45.18mg
  • Potassium: 698.52mg
  • Iron: 3.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 59.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.58mg
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