Make this smoked mackerel pâté for a simple starter, then also try our tuna niçoise pâté, chicken liver pâté and mushroom pâté.


  • fillet 1 smoked mackerel, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp horseradish, fresh or creamed
  • 1 tbsp low-fat soft cheese
  • 1 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche
  • chopped to make 1 tbsp chives
  • 1 baby gem lettuce, leaves separated
  • to serve sourdough toast or crispbreads


  • STEP 1

    Pulse the mackerel, lemon zest, horseradish, soft cheese and crème fraîche for a few seconds in a blender until combined. Season well and add the chives. Tip into a small container and serve alongside the salad leaves and sourdough toast or crispbreads.


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