Denver Trash Fish Dinner

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Chef Theo Adley from The Squeaky Bean tells us about the Denver Trash Fish Dinner.

Grilled Mackerel – Recipe by The Squeaky Bean’s Theo Adley



  • 1 small mackerel, boned, gutted and butterflied
  • 2 ears of corn, cut from cob
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Pinch of chili pepper
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 a lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Evoo olive oil



  • Turn grill up to high. Liberally season the mackerel with salt and drizzle with a little oil.
  • Once the grill is screaming hot, put the butterflied fish skin side down on the grill. After about three minutes, she’ll be done.
  • For the corn, heat a pan over high. Throw in a golf ball sized nugget of butter and let it brown lightly. Add your corn and a pinch of salt.
  • Once it achieves a little color, add the garlic and smidge of chili, and toss.
  • Cook an additional minute or two, throw in your fresh mint and a nice squeeze of lime juice.
  • Taste it for salt and adjust accordingly.
  • Place the mackerel on top and drizzle some olive oil around with panache.
  • Turn to someone nearby and scream, “Voila!” so loud it startles them a little. Enjoy and ahoy.




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