Mackerel Pate

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!

2 responses to “Mackerel Pate

  1. Greg April 20, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Hmm, you know using fish in this way doesn’t usually come to mind when I’m thinking of things to make. But your post inspires me to open my mind some more. I’ll have to try it. Now, to find mackerel.

  2. Pixie April 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I would love this as well! We came across a mackerel recipe that we aim to try at some point and this one looks great too!!

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