Smoked mackerel pate

Fast food is a term that usually refers to unhealthy foods but smoked mackerel pate is so quick to make there are no excuses to get something ready made. It is so easy and it is ready in 10-15 minutes! We didn’t fancy a full on dinner and we also wanted something quite quick and easy. The smoked mackerel that I had in the fridge is the perfect quick snack or meal. I decided to serve it with toast melba (from whole grain bread) and a cool glass of white Rioja, a very chilled out evening!

I removed the skin and the bones from the whole smoked mackerel.

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Smoked mackerel pate 

  • 1 smoked mackerel 
  • 3 tsp light creme fraiche
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/4 red pepper
  • 2 spring onions
  • dill
  • ground chipotle chilli

Cube the celery and red pepper, chop the spring onions and cut up the dill. Mix all the ingredients with the mackerel. Toast the bread and then cut it lengthways in the middle, cut it up in equal pieces and add a dollop of mackerel pate, some spring onion and serve.

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The vegetables added a nice crunch, the dill added a nice herb taste and the chilli some background heat and emphasized the smoked flavour. Mackerel is a highly recommended fish to eat when you want to have a healthy diet. It has a lot of Omega-3 fatty acids, a substance that boosts the immune system as well as metabolism. In short, we should eat more of it and this is a perfect way.

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4 Responses to “Smoked mackerel pate”
  1. YUM! Totally something I would happily eat. I see your Swedish influences 🙂

  2. These look perfect to serve at a summer party. With cocktails of course!

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