This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
Freshen the mackerel over night in cold water. Rinse and dry thoroughly on paper toweling, and place in a well-oiled broiler directly over the coals. Broil for twelve minutes, transfer to a hot platter, and serve with lemon butter and sliced lemon.
Soak a salt mackerel over night in cold water. Rinse and dry on paper toweling, then place in a baking pan. Dredge thickly with flour, dot with bits of butter and almost cover with milk. Bake until the mackerel is tender, about twenty-five minutes, then remove gently to a platter. Use the remaining milk in the pan for a sauce.