Mackerel is richly-flavored and contrasts nicely with the zing of the vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler. Place mackerel, skin side down, in a nonreactive baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fish, and let stand 10 minutes, turning once or twice.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, shallot, mustard, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Let stand 10 minutes. Add oil, whisking until emulsified. Add tarragon and chives.

  • Remove mackerel from lemon juice, and pat dry. Score skin 3 times. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

  • Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Lay mackerel, skin side up, on pan. Broil until fish is cooked through and skin is crisp and browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Toss watercress with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette. Serve mackerel over watercress, and drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.

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