Mackerel Pate

Mackerel Pate

Make this mackerel pate and serve it as a starter with some oatcakes. Naturally gluten and wheat free, it’s great for packed lunches or as a sandwich filler and is high in omega 3.


  • 330g cooked smoked mackerel fillets
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 bunch chives - chopped
  • large pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • Pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Serves: 4

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: British

Type: Starter


Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 0 mins

In a bowl, flake the mackerel fillets and mash with a fork. Add the cream cheese, lemon zest and juice, chives, pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Mix well.

Spoon the pate into ramekins, add a small pinch of cayenne pepper for decoration and cover with clingfilm and refrigerate.

Serve with some oatcakes for a tasty starter.

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