In addition to being superb on toast, one reason that mackerel fish remains so popular is down to its nutritional content: high in Vitamin D and Omega 3 alike. As well as selling traditional tinned mackerel in olive oil (ideal for cooking with), John West have perfected a range of sauces to go with delicious mackerel, jazzing up even the humblest of snack times.

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Measuring only 60cm in length and travelling in huge shoals, mackerel has to be caught via net as opposed to the traditional pole and line. John West mackerel is typically fished for around the North Atlantic. After being hauled on board and refrigerated in chilled tanks, it’s then transported to the local distribution centre, where it becomes the delicious tinned mackerel that you find on your supermarket shelves.

Delicious Mackerel Recipes...

Mackerel fillets aren’t just for topping toast. Get creative with this nutritional fish using one of the mackerel recipes below.


Fish and other seafood are a popular food source for millions of people across the globe. This has resulted in overfishing which causes a reduction in fish stocks and endangers the ocean ecosystem. In recent years an increase in awareness has seen a rise in the hunt for sustainable seafood. Knowing how your food is produced and the impact it has on the environment is vitally important. At John West, we’re committed to sustainable fishing, making sure our oceans can be home to fish for future generations to enjoy. Any mackerel products carrying the blue MSC label have been certified sustainable.

Mackerel is highly nutritious and widely considered to be one of the healthiest seafood options available. Packed with protein, this oily fish is high in inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a range of vitamins and minerals. These help keep your heart healthy and support brain development. Mackerel can be cooked in a variety of ways, though grilling or poaching is regarded as the healthiest method.

Mackerel is a fantastic source of high-quality protein. It contains approximately 19g of protein per 100g, which combined with all the other nutrients present, makes it a worthy addition to any diet.