King Oscar Mackerel Fillets Mediterranean Style


If you spend any time in any of the online groups where tinned fish lovers gather in any kind of numbers a few fan favorites become obvious, and this is definitely one of them. People who try this love it. We did and do, too.

It’s perhaps a tad stronger flavored in the fishy sense than other mackerels, and it’s not packed to be the centerpiece of your seacuterie board, but the quality of the meat and the flavor of the additional ingredients makes this an excellent tin to stock up on.

115g tin

Pictured on crostini with chive cream cheese, red onion, and scallions.

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Ingredients: Skinless and boneless North Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), olive oil, sliced green and black olives, extra virgin olive oil, red bell pepper, herbs de Provence (spices), salt, garlic.

Kosher OU

Product of Poland


  1. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Easy 4 stars out of 5. Extremely delicious mackerel that’s flaky, moist, mildly soft, flavorful but not overpowering. Ate this simply on toast with sliced tomato and couldn’t have been any happier with that lunch.

    The description here says it’s stronger in the fishy sense, but don’t be afraid of the word ‘fishy.’ As a fish connoisseur, I certainly didn’t think it was too strong and would say that boost in flavor is a plus. Used as a replacement for canned tuna (which is so often dry and intended to disappear into the recipe), this is an ideal tin for those people like me who really want to still know they’re eating fish, even if there are other components in each bite. I do wish there were more olives in here -only got 2 slices of green, 2 slices of black- but that’s a minor downside when the tin was so tasty overall.

    Probably the first tin of mackerel I’ve ever had where I thought, “Oh yeah, I should get more of this.” Recommended!

  2. kholthaus1 (verified owner)

    King Oscar continues to impress me with the quality of its tinned fish offering. This can of Mackerel was no exception. The filets were not pretty but the filets were large and oh so good. I ate one filet straight out of the can. The other I turned into a mackerel sandwich on rye bread. The filet’s flaked easily. The flavor of the spices made this a really great tin of fish. I will purchase this tin again.

  3. Riley Mitchell (verified owner)

    I’ve had the standard KO mackerel in olive oil and now this can, I’d say this is a very solid can, I agree with another reviewer, 4 out of 5 stars. Fish is excellent, flaky, moist, flavor is excellent. Make sure to soak up the leftover oil with some bread.

    A tad on the salty side, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in my opinion, but a squeeze of lemon definitely elevates this. This is probably excellent over some chickpeas and rice.

  4. fishday (verified owner)

    This was a 5/5 for me. I can’t believe how much flavor is packed into this tin. I had this on some plain french bread and the oil was amazing for dipping afterwards. This isn’t one of those tins where the veggies don’t actually flavor the oil/fish. It is loaded with Mediterranean taste. I will definitely be buying more of this. I wish this was at my local grocery store because I would make it a weekly purchase! Had no idea that after trying dozens of tins that King Oscar mackerel would be the one that pleased me the most.

  5. ptail (verified owner)

    I was very pleasantly surprised with this tin. I wasn’t expecting much for $3.50 but, the flavor! The herbs and oil really come through in this, paired with the super tender and moist fillets (as opposed to what (in my experience) tinned mackerel usually is which is on the drier side. Considering cost and flavor, this is an EXCELLENT everyday go to if you want to stock up.

  6. emosberger (verified owner)

    I wanted to see what the hype was for this tin from the cannedsardines subreddit and I got to say I was really impressed, especially for the quality to price ratio. The fish was very moist (some mackerel I’ve had was on the dry side) and the olives and spices really elevate this tin above its price point. This is a nice affordable tin that I can see having periodically if I need a quick snack or something to go with a lunch salad. Can’t believe it’s only $3.50!

  7. brittanycampbell5711056404 (verified owner)

    i was pleasantly surprised by this can. i wasn’t expecting much because other king oscar tins i’ve had were forgettable, but this only was very delicious and had great flavor. i definitely recommend if you love tin fish but don’t want to spend 12$ on a can. amazing taste for only 3.50$!

  8. Meg White (verified owner)

    I had this tin on greens with a tomato from my garden and some feta. I was hoping for a little more flavor. But at $3.50 a pop, it’s still a good upgrade for a tuna-fish sandwich!

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