300g Smoked mackerelPlain or peppered
200g Full Fat Cream CheeseSupermarket brands are fine in this recipe
Rind & juice from 1/2 Lemon
Optional 1-2 teaspoons Capers
Optional - 1 tablespoon or to taste Horseradish
Optional - 1 teaspoon Chopped Herbs of your choice
Sprinkle Freshly ground black pepper
This can hardly be called a recipe because it is simply smoked mackerel, cream cheese and lemon juice mixed together to give a nutritious and tasty pâté to dip vegetable sticks in or to spread on thin wholemeal or oat crackers. It is also delicious in a mixed salad or packed lunch. It would also make a delicious dinner party starter in either individual little dishes or one dish in the centre of the table. You will need a smaller portion as a starter – 6 portions from this recipe. Just click on the ingredients button if you need to decrease or increase the amount of serving and the calculations will be done for you! Serve with good quality toasted sourdough or thinly sliced wholegrain bread or crackers. Mackerel is a great source of Omega 3 healthy fat.
If you use peppered smoked mackerel, don’t go overboard with the flavourings!
It makes a very healthy low-carb snack when paired with vegetables for dipping:
Mash all the ingredients in a bowl with a fork or use a stick blender or food processor if you want a smooth pâté. It will keep for up to 4 days in a lidded jar in the fridge.