Smoked Mackerel Dip

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smoked mackerel pate on toast

This is the second part of a 2 part tutorial for making smoked mackerel dip or pate.

If you use it as a dip, then you can cut crudites of vegetables, carrots, cucumber and pepper strips or use celery chunks to put the dip in as 'boats'.

For Part 1, of smoked mackerel pate click here.


Put your flaked smoked mackerel into a food processor.

You could use a liquidizer or beat it by hand - it would be a bit more work though.

flaked mackerel in food processor

Add your cream cheese to the smoked mackerel.

An equal amount of cheese to smoked mackerel.

You could make this dip with any quantity - even if you only had a little bit of fish or cheese.

cream cheese added to flaked mackerel

I add 2 teaspoons of horseradish to this - it cuts through the oiliness of the smoked mackerel - you could use less or more as you prefer.

Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a few twists of black pepper.

add seasonings to the food processor

Whizz it up for a few seconds.

You want it fairly well processed, but not totally smooth.

Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

process smoked mackerel pate

Turn it out into a bowl and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

You can make this smoked mackerel pate or dip in advance as it will keep fairly well so long as you cover it.

Serve with a bit of salad garnish, lemon wedge and warm toast and butter.

smoked mackerel pate in a dish

Smoked Mackerel Dip - to Part 1 of the Tutorial

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Smoked Mackerel Pate





By , June 16, 2020



Tarragon Trout



A very tasty but simple recipe using two main ingredients and some seasoning. Perfect as a snack, starter, breakfast spread with toast or on crackers.





Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Main Ingredient: smoked mackerel, cream cheese, horseradish, lemon, pepper