Smoked Mackerel Pate

This smoked mackerel pate is just the thing.  It takes around 15 minutes to prepare and can be stored in the fridge until you need it, what could be simpler?


  • 250g smoked mackerel , skin and bones removed, flaked
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • 1-2 tbsp creamed horseradish , to taste (or mayonnaise)
  • parsley and chives chopped to make 2 tbsp each
  • Melba toast or slices of toasted brioche to serve


  • Put the smoked mackerel, cheese, lemon juice and zest in a food processor and whizz until blended.
  • Stir in the herbs and horseradish. Chill until ready to serve.

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