Mackerels are one of the most nutritious fish, a rich source of omega3 fatty acids. Besides, they are easily found in Mumbai and is one of the cheapest local fish. For all these reasons I find myself eating mackerels at least once a week. However, during the monsoon, the fishing community refrains from eating fish because it is the time when fish breed. Mahashtrian and Konkani people refer to this time as ‘shravan’.
Not everyone follows this practice. But I was brought up by sea loving parents very much in touch with coastal practices. I try to respect nature as much as I can, in my own small way. So this will be my last fish meal for the next 3 months. Sad but necessary. I urge you to reduce, if not stop from consuming fish for a little while as well. Your small step will show the sea that we care.
Stuffed Honey Mustard Mackerels.