- 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
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.