Indian Mackerel, or Bangada, as it is called in Hindi, is used in various seafood recipes, especially in Goan cuisine. One such famous Goan recipe is Mackerel Recheado. Recheado is a traditional spicy, sour, and slightly sweet Goan masala. It is mainly used as a marinade or stuffing for fish like Mackerel, pomfret, and squids. The zingy flavour of the masala comes from the use of chillies, vinegar, ginger, and garlic.  

If you like Goan seafood dishes, you must try this simple recipe by Chef Alex Dias, Executive Chef at Club Mahindra resorts in Goa.

Ingredients Needed for Mackerel Recheado

  • Mackerel fish (2 nos)
  • Goan red chillies (100 gm)
  • Toddy Vinegar (100 ml)
  • Cinnamon sticks, peppercorn, cloves (5 gm)
  • Ginger and garlic (10 gm)
  • Bay leaves (2 gm)

Method for making Mackerel Recheado

  • Soak the chillies in toddy vinegar for about 8 hours
  • Grind the soaked chillies with other spices to make a smooth paste
  • Clean and slit the fish and marinate it with the chilly and spices masala in the gashes
  • Let the fish sit in the marinade for about 10-15 minutes 
  • Heat oil in a cooking pan and shallow fry the fish on both sides till its golden brown 

About Mackerel Recheado 

You can make the Recheado masala paste and store it in the freezer for later use. The vinegar in the paste acts as a preservative, and it stays good for a long time. If you or any of your family members don’t like seafood, you can use the paste as a marinade for chicken. Many Goans even use it to marinate potatoes and mushrooms and shallow fry the vegetables. 

Gourmet Gateways by Club Mahindra

At Club Mahindra resorts, we strive to give our patrons a delightful culinary experience. The chefs at the restaurants in our resorts bring with them years of experience and expertise. They have a deep understanding of flavour profiles, and every dish they create is nutritious and high in flavour and taste.  

Our chefs also source the best regional ingredients and use the latest culinary techniques to make every meal unforgettable! While holidaying at the Club Mahindra resorts in Goa, you can enjoy a delicious Goan meal. If you wish to have any specific dish like Mackerel Recheado, you can request the chef for it, and they would be more than happy to make the dish for you. 

About Club Mahindra Chef – Alex Rexon Dias

As they say, ‘your destiny is written at birth,’ Chef Alex Rexon Dias was destined to be a chef. Born and raised in Goa, Chef Dias discovered his cooking skills and passion when he won the best dish award during a school camp when the students had to cook for their teachers. Since then, he has come a long way to become one of our finest chefs.

With over 15 years of experience, Chef Dias has travelled far and wide to explore new cuisine worldwide and add new skills, techniques, and dishes to his repertoire. The Iconic Chef of the Year Award by Times of India is a testament to his excellent skills in the kitchen. Currently, the Executive Chef at Club Mahindra Goa, Chef Dias, has been stirring up a storm in the kitchen and delighting the guests with incredible local and international dishes. 

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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