Recipes that come from friends are usually easy and economical. But… when my friend told me we were going to have mackerel pate, I was extremely apprehesive. To me, nothing could sound nearly as bad – so I let her make it and I reluctantly tasted it. And then I was in love. It’s a wonderful snack, dolloped on an oatcake and eaten with a cup of tea (I even had it for breakfast once last week!)
Ingredients – for one person, which makes enough for three of the above pictured serving
- one cooked, smoked mackerel fillet
- a fifth of a tub of soft cream cheese (e.g. Philadeliphia)
- squeeze of lemon
- black pepper or cayenne pepper (or both!)
How to Make it
Flake the mackerel, then mix it all together. Some people like it more chunky, others like a smoother mix so concoct to your taste.
And that is it! As you should with a recipe that works, is easy and cheap, I’m going to pass this recipe on to my mum, as I’m certain she would love it. Enjoy mummykins!