Smoked Mackerel Pâté

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  Smoked Mackerel Pâté

 This pâté is great as a starter, or for serving on canapés.  It is also perfect as a quick and easy snack served on hot toast.  Also delicious made with smoked trout or smoked salmon instead of mackerel. 

Smoked Mackerel Pâté

Serves 4 

Ingredients

  • 450g smoked mackerel fillets
  • 75g cream cheese
  • 75g crème fraîche
  • 1-2 tablesp. creamed horseradish
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Cook

Remove the skin from the mackerel fillets and discard any bones, then break up the flesh into a bowl.  Add the cream cheese, crème fraîche, one tablespoon of the horseradish, the Tabasco and lemon juice.  Mix thoroughly until well combined, then taste and add the remaining horseradish, if liked.  Season and transfer to a serving bowl.

Serving Suggestions

Set the bowl of smoked mackerel pâté on a platter and add a selection of crackers and celery sticks to serve.