It’s all in that spice rub and the sauce! You get the heat and warmth from the pan-fried fish and to compliment that, a tangy sweet smack from the raw papaya salad. Sundays for me are meant for either takeout or fuss-free cooking. This spicy fried mackerel with raw papaya salad is a pleasingly balanced, carb-free meal that took me less than thirty minutes to fix. And the combination totally works.