Smoked Mackerel Pâté
Smoked Mackerel Pâté is a quick and easy recipe for a starter at dinner, or for teatime or lunch with some salad and brown bread or toast.
Servings: 6 servings
- 300 g smoked mackerel
- 200 ml crème fraîche
- 25 g melted butter
- 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice (15ml)
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard (2.5ml)
- Fresh parsley or dill to garnish
Blender or food processor
Remove the skin and any stray bones from the smoked mackerelUse tweezers if you can't grab the bones with your fingers Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blitz for about a minute until you have a smooth pâté OR Flake the mackerel with two forks until it is in small pieces and mix with the other ingredients. You won't have a smooth pâté, but it will still taste lovely
Spoon the pâté into a small dish and smooth the top
Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least an hour
Decorate with fresh herbs to serve with brown bread or toast.
Everyday Cooks tip:
- Use bottled lime juice rather than squeezing the fruit for only 15ml juice.