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Uni-Pak Mackerel with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce Recipe + Giveaway (CLOSED)


As a SAHM of two, my chores at home never really gets done. I cook, I clean, I run errands.. always getting swamped with the daily hullabaloos. Buti na lang there are ready-to-eat and easy-to-cook food products that I can serve my family whenever I feel like doing shortcuts in the kitchen.

So just recently I received a Uni-Pak Mackerel gift pack and I was so excited to try cooking new dishes with it. 🙂

Uni-Pak: High Quality Brand

UNI-PAK Mackerel is manufactured by SLORD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a manufacturer of canned goods that has been in the business of import, export, retail, distribution, and manufacturing since April 15, 1985. The company adheres to strict quality control standards, therefore using only the freshest ingredients and up-to-date processing and packing facilities. In fact the brand’s endorser, Ms. Kris Aquino, also gives her seal of approval for the product.

UniPak Mackerel Kris Aquino


Mackerel and its Health Benefits

Did you know that eating Mackerel will boost your health? As an oily fish, it helps prevent heart disease, it is anti-carcinogenic, controls blood pressure levels, and it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, protein, and vitamin D.


Uni-Pak Mackerel with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

For my Uni-Pak Mackerel recipe, I only used 4 ingredients: mackerel, lemon, butter, and capers. The big can is super sulit, with big chunks of mackerel meat. Actually, Uni-Pak’s mackerel can be eaten as is kasi may spices na siya, but it’s also fun to experiment with all the yummy recipes you can come up with.

I have a leftover bottle of capers from my last Spanish Sardines Pasta meal so I’ve decided to use it for this dish. I started adding capers to my dishes after I tried Figaro’s Al Tonno Pasta. Its sharp and salty taste add interesting dimensions to any dish, especially when they’re pickled in vinegar.

This rich yet refreshing sauce is often paired with fish fillets, but my recipe turned out delish! 🙂 Try it!

Uni-Pak Mackerel with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
Serves 4
A rich yet refreshing mackerel recipe.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 425 g (15 oz) Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil
  2. 1 lemon (for lemon juice and lemon zest)
  3. 1 - 2 tbsp butter
  4. 1 - 2 tbsp capers
  5. A pinch of sugar
  6. A pinch of salt
  7. A pinch of pepper
  1. Remove mackerel from can. Set aside liquid.
  2. Fry mackerel on medium heat, about 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to serving plate.
  3. In a small pot, add butter, 1-2 tbsp mackerel liquid/juice, lemon zest (grated lemon skin), capers, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Heat pot for 1 minute. Turn off heat then add lemon juice (slightly squeeze half of lemon).
  5. Pour lemon caper butter sauce on top of fried mackerel. Serve with hot rice.
  1. Adjust to preferred sourness level by reducing or adding more lemon juice.
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Uni-Pak Giveaway! 

At dahil Pak na Pak ang mood ko dahil sa sarap ng Uni-Pak Mackerel, one of my readers will win a Uni-Pak gift pack by simply liking our Facebook pages and sharing this recipe. Open to PH residents only. 

To join my Uni-Pak Mackerel x Purple Pieces Blog giveaway, follow these easy steps:

  1. Like Uni-Pak Mackerel Facebook Page:
  2. Like Purple Pieces Facebook Page:
  3. Share this blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter and use these hashtags: #tatakunipak, #paknapak and #unipak. Use the social media share buttons above or copy the URL. Set your status to PUBLIC so I can count your entry.
  4. 1 share = 1 entry
  5. Winner will be announced on Monday, July 10 (EXTENDED until July 14, Friday!).

Good luck and happy cooking with Pak na Pak Uni-Pak Mackerel! 🙂


Uni Pak Mackerel Giveaway



Published: 2017-07-03 13:34:56


  1. Lhaine

    Thank you for sharing your dish. So helpful kasi may mga times na medyo nagmamadali na super need nating ng di na maxado mahirap iprepare.. Thank you for the giveway also. I already joined. Looking forward for more writeups…. May God bless you.

    06 . Jul . 2017
  2. Michi (@michisolee)

    I also buy mackerel from time to time, this is really an easy dish to prepare. I just usually saute this with garlic, onion and potato. For leftover, I add egg para omelet naman. 🙂

    07 . Jul . 2017
  3. Dominique Goh

    Interesting dish that you shared. There are so many different sauces with macakerel these days. The recipe you share is really easy to follow.

    07 . Jul . 2017
  4. Janice

    That looks like such a yummy dish and so easy to cook as well. I’ve never tried Uni Pak before. Would love to try it with this recipe soon. I’m sure hubby and I will love it.

    08 . Jul . 2017
  5. momi berlin

    I am not much of a mackarel person but seeing a number of dishes one could prepare using mackarel, I would like to give it a try. Your recipe is something the boys would love to eat, I guess. It looks neat and delicious. Something they havent try yet din.

    08 . Jul . 2017
  6. nilyncartagena

    Ito mukhang kaya ko tong lutuin, haha. And by the look at it, I think this one’s tasty! Joined your giveaway! Buti nalang extended! lol.

    13 . Jul . 2017
  7. Dawn

    Hindi ako nakaabot sa giveaway but that’s okay. Alam ko lang lutuin sa mackerel ay sinigang so this is an interesting recipe. Ittry ko talaga tong lutuin kasi from the pictures pa lang, it looks yummy at mukhang madaling lutuin so thank you very much for sharing this! I hope you get to see the finish product pag na imitate ko yung dish. 🙂

    29 . Jul . 2017

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