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.
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.
Spoon the mixture into small individual serving dishes and smooth over the top with a hot knife.
Decorate the top of each dish with a trio of peppercorns and sprig of rosemary before allowing to set in the fridge.
Serve with crusty bread and a pile of pickled red cabbage. Serves 4 as lunch, 6 as a starter.