Recipe: Smoked Mackerel Paté


Mackerel is one of the best fish you can eat as it is high in omega 3, which keeps your heart healthy. This mouth-watering smoked mackerel pate is so easy to do you can barely call it a recipe... ideal as a fancy starter, a packed lunch or on a picnic.


  • 1/2 lemon
  • 300 g smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and boned
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 handful fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 3 mixed peppercorns
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 chunk crusty bready
prepare pate mix

Step 1

Prepare Pate Mix

Zest and juice the lemon and put in a food processor with the mackerel, cream cheese, butter, chives and black pepper. Blitz until you have a smooth paste.

divide mixture into dishes

Step 2

Divide Mixture Into Dishes

Spoon the mixture into small individual serving dishes and smooth over the top with a hot knife.

garnish the top

Step 3

Garnish The Top

Decorate the top of each dish with a trio of peppercorns and sprig of rosemary before allowing to set in the fridge.


Step 4


Serve with crusty bread and a pile of pickled red cabbage. Serves 4 as lunch, 6 as a starter.

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