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Smoked Mackerel Pate

For someone who wasn't even going to buy Jamie's latest book 'Ministry of Food', I'm cooking from it an awful lot.

Its punchy, smokey and delicious and well worth the few minutes it takes to prepare. Next time I may try using smoked trout.

Ingredients (serves 4):
400g Smoked Mackerel Fillets
200g Cream Cheese
Zest of 2 Lemons
4 Spring Onions, finely chopped
2 TBSP Creamed Horseradish

Cress and toasted bread to serve

Step 1: Whizz all ingredients in a food processor (probably best to do in 2 batches - I nearly burnt the motor out doing this!) or alternatively just chop up the mackerel and spring onions and stir into the other ingredients for a coarser pate.


  1. My mother would really love this. I've never had mackerel but I imagine it's really good.

  2. We had some of this pate at Christmas, it's delicios and so easy to make!

  3. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful appetizer!

  4. That is a good looking pate!

  5. Really?! I've had such bad experiences with mackerel in sushi restaurants that I wouldn't have expected a glowing review of this. Well, now I'll just need to try it!

  6. I love pate of any description, and this sounds delish. Pity I have no chance of getting any smoked mackerel. :-(

  7. I love fish so this my type of appetizer.

  8. Yum! I love smoked mackerel and this sounds great. Nice photo, btw, Beth!

  9. Fantastic, we caught and smoked our own mackerel, grew our own spring onions, found your recipe.....thank you (and we are in cornwall)


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