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King Mackerel Recipe

Grilled King Mackerel on Cedar Plank

  • Author: Crafted Cook
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Charcoal Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled King Mackerel recipe using a cedar plank, lemon, and lemon rub. King Mackerel is such a clean and tasty fish we kept it basic with this catch and cook.


  • King Mackerel Fillet
  • 1 Lemon
  • Pack of Seeds of Change Lemon, Garlic, & Chive Rub


For this catch and cook, I used Kingsford Applewood charcoal on the Weber Kettle grill. Prior to grilling, you will want to soak your cedar plank in water for about two hours. Using the Weber Charcoal Chimney starter, light the charcoal and let it burn down for about fifteen minutes. While the charcoal is heating up, take the king mackerel with the skin side down and place as many pieces as you can on the soaked cedar plank. If you have a lot of fish to cook just use two or more cedar planks to hold your fish.

Once the fish are placed use a dry rub for a little flavor. You can certainly use any fish rub or just salt and pepper. I used an organic lemon, garlic & chive rub from Seeds of Change. Give the fish a good covering of the rub and then top with sliced lemon.

Place the hot charcoals in an indirect heat position on the grill. I use the Weber charcoal trays and place them to the far left and far right on the charcoal grate leaving the center of the grill area for the cedar plank of fish.


  • Serving Size: 1 Grilled Fillet
  • Calories: 428
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 822.8 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 80.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 209.9 mg

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