Smoked mackerel, lemon and herb pâté

  • serves 6
  • Easy

This oh-so-easy pâté is made by simply whizzing in a food processor and chilling until you're ready to serve. It also works with hot smoked trout or salmon. Serve as a canape on melba toast, prepare ahead for a starter or enjoy as a light lunch.



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


  • Step 1

    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.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 299
  • Carbs 0.6g
  • Protein 9.1g
  • Fat 28.9g
  • Salt 1.11g
  • Saturates 13.2g
  • Fibre 0.2g