Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Smoked Mackerel Pâté

Sometimes speed and convenience are quite important. Throw taste in there as well and you have yourself a near perfect lunch.

If this isn’t the quickest, easiest, most delicious-ist pâté you’ve ever had then I’ll happily eat my trilby (proof required before hat-eating will commence).

Take a smoked mackerel fillet.

Remove the skin

Flake the fish into a bowl.

Mash it up with the back of a fork.

Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a tablespoon of mayonnaise (or plain yoghurt if you are feeling the pull of the health-side). Season with black pepper (go easy on the salt).

Stir the whole tasty lot together and serve with oatcakes, perhaps?

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Helen said...

I make this exact same recipe so often you wouldn't believe! Although I like mine on rye bread. Sometimes I throw in a few spring onion shreds or capers too - yum.

rich (them apples) said...

This is one of my 'go to' recipes too, and it never disappoints.

A good pinch of cayenne is great if you can get away with it.

Unknown said...

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Cynthia said...

I love smoked mackerel. I'll make it a point to pick up a fillet soon and make this.

Caviar and Codfish said...

Ahh, I wish I could get a decently priced smoked mackerel around here. Or maybe I should get off my rump and smoke my own!

Sounds delicious.

Sylvie said...

That's what I call a quick fix. I just came across your blog through the UKFBA and like it a lot.

matt wright said...

dang, I love this! great stuff. I have been meaning to do a mackerel pate for blooming ages, and this might just be the ticket.

Laura in Paris said...

Great recipe of a home made spread!

Just Cook It said...

Helen - Yes, I can see spring onions working a treat. Good shout

Rich - consider it a certainty for next time, thanks for the tip

Cynthia - give it a whirl, it's delicious

Caviar and Codfish - Serious? It's so cheap here.

Thanks Sylvie, glad you like it.

Matt - Let me know if it works out ok, look forward top reading about it

Thanks WinP.