Sgombri con Patate al Forno - Baked Mackerels and Potatoes

Baked mackerel and potatoes.  An old traditional dish made by Nonne in the Bari area. Tasty and very healthy as mackerel is rich in Omega-3 and is an excellent fighter of cholesterol.

Sgombri con Patate al Forno - Baked Mackerels and Potatoes


For 4 Person(s)

For the Sgombri:

  • 8 medium sized Mackerels
  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 1 pound chopped tomatoes
  • grated Parmigiano cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh parsley


  1. Cover the bottom of an oven pan with a thin layer of olive oil and and a layes of sliced potatoes.
  2. Over the bed of potatoes, lay the mackerels which have been cleaned (beheaded and gutted).
  3. Over the mackerels add another layer of sliced potatoes, onions, tomatoes, parsley and a sprinkle of Parmigiano. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle olive oil over the last layer and add two cups of water.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 400F. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

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Recipe Notes


Thursday, 14 December 2017
In some baked fish dishes it it perfectly fine to add some cheese! :) - rossella rago
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Cheese and fish? What kind of italian are...
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- vanutzi

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