O CEBREIRO – MACKEREL2019-09-25T21:28:27+00:00

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in olive oil

in olive oil

Good to know…

The mackerel, scomber scombrus in its origin, is a salt water blue fish with a size between 18 and 50 cm. Its body is silvery white and has dark stripes on the back. During the winter it remains at the bottom of the sea without feeding.

Spain is the fourth European country in number of catches and sales. In Galicia it is known as xarda. It is a thorny fish, so its canned preparation is usually a success.

Nutritional value 100gr


High content of Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). High in vitamins B3, B12 and D. High in protein. High content of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and selenium.
Source of vitamin A.

Health benefits

Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) help maintain normal blood pressure, normal triglyceride levels in the blood, and normal heart function.
Proteins help build and maintain muscle mass and maintain normal bones.
Vitamin B3 contributes, among other functions, to normal psychological function and to the maintenance of the skin and mucous membranes under normal conditions.
Vitamin B12 contributes, among other functions, to the normal functioning of the immune system and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Calcium and selenium contribute, among other functions, to the maintenance of hair, nails as well as to thyroid function under normal conditions.
Phosphorus contributes, among other functions, to the normal functioning of cell membranes and the maintenance of teeth under normal conditions.

– Mackerel with wasabi avocado cream –


– Mackerel fillets in olive oil
– Ripe avocado
– Wasabi
– Lime
– Salt


Crush a ripe avocado, add a pinch of wasabi, a pinch of lime, a pinch of salt and crush everything.

For the plate, pour on the base a point of the mixture of avocado and wasabi, place the mackerel fillets on top and decorate with a sprout.


Good to know

Historically, O Cebreiro has been a transit territory for multiple communication routes between Galicia and Castile. Given its location, there are remains of pre-Roman settlements: the pallozas, traditional constructions of the northwest Spanish peninsular.

During the Middle Ages, the role of O Cebreiro as a pilgrimage point on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago was consolidated, being in 863 the first documented hospitality for pilgrims. It is also the first Galician town on the French Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago.

That is why O Cebreiro is part of the tourist route O Courel designed by the Galician Tourism Agency in which to enjoy natural landscapes of incalculable beauty.

But what definitely gave fame to the parish was the Miracle of the Eucharist or Miracle of the Holy Grail of Galicia, a legend that spread throughout Europe, placing O Cebreiro as an obligatory stop of the Xacobean Route.

Local landmarks

Church of Santa María la Real
Legend has it that in foggy days the monks would ring the bell to guide the lost walkers. Built in the 9th century and restored in 1962.

Monument to the pilgrim
One of the most emblematic points of the French Way in which to stop to rest and to enjoy the views.

Traditional settlement of pallozas
Declared to be of cultural interest.