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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Smoked Mackerel Pate

It has been some time since I made Smoked Mackerel Pate, I can't imagine why as we all love it. Usually I make it with cream cheese but today I went for a lighter version and it was very good, served on toast with a little side salad.

The smoked mackerel  and the lemons came from Aldi, who have a great range of produce.  The Smoked Mackerel is Scottish fish from the North East Atlantic and cost only £1.59 for 200g.

Smoked Mackerel Pate
serves 3-4

200g Smoked Mackerel, skin removed
2 tbsp 0% fat Greek Yogurt
1 tsp Creamed Horseradish
Juice of half a lemon

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

That's it, so simple but packed full of flavour. 

I served the Smoked Mackerel Pate on toast, but it would be equally good on oatcakes, a crusty baguette or even as a topping for a baked potato.

I am entering this dish for Tea Time Treats, as this month the theme is ' Toast, on Toast or Toasties'.  Tea Time Treats is the Linky Party for tasty tea time treats which is run in alternate months by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Janie at The Hedgecombers.

I'm also adding the Smoked Mackerel Pate to the Credit Crunch Munch Linky as it was a very thrifty dish with the mackerel only costing £1.59, half a lemon only 12p and the yogurt and horseradish would also cost only pennies. Credit Crunch Munch is the frugal food recipe sharing challenge developed by Helen over at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All  This month is is hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary 

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At 21 February 2015 at 21:55 , Blogger Hello said...

I've never made a pate and been meaning to make this for some time. Your pate looks lush and would be perfect for lunch or as a starter, nom x

At 21 February 2015 at 22:07 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Charlene, I hope you give it a try, it's really easy to make and so good.

At 22 February 2015 at 02:44 , Blogger chow and chatter said...

looks so good love smoked fish

At 22 February 2015 at 08:32 , Blogger Unknown said...

I adore mackerel pate. Love the Greek yoghurt and of course that little bit of horseradish that really brings it to life. Gorgeous!

At 22 February 2015 at 09:19 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

I LOVE smoked mackerel pate Janice and this looks amazingly tasty! Thanks for adding it to Tea Time Treats and TOAST!

At 22 February 2015 at 14:24 , Blogger GG said...

I love Mackerel Pate, it's so tasty. This is a great idea with 0% yogurt so much lighter. GG

At 22 February 2015 at 18:24 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Rebecca, we love smoked fish too.

At 22 February 2015 at 18:28 , Blogger Janice said...

The horseradish is a borrowed idea from a smoked trout pate that I've made, it does add a nice bite to the pate.

At 22 February 2015 at 18:28 , Blogger Janice said...

Always a pleasure, Karen.

At 22 February 2015 at 18:30 , Blogger Janice said...

I'm definitely going to be making it more often, the yogurt worked brilliantly, I was so pleased.

At 23 February 2015 at 08:10 , Blogger Anita-Clare Field said...

We are massive fans of smoked mackerel pate. LOVE it. I tend to make mine with 0% cream cheese but I am going to try this too. We are so excited at the moment as we have just bought a home smoker and the mackerel are currently brining ready for being cold smoked in the next couple of days. We'll be celebrating now by using your fabulous recipe.

At 23 February 2015 at 10:55 , Blogger Janice said...

That sounds really exciting Anita, let me know how you get on.

At 23 February 2015 at 15:15 , Blogger Unknown said...

There is nothing better than homemade mackerel pate. Seriously.

At 23 February 2015 at 20:26 , Blogger Janice said...

I agree Bintu!

At 24 February 2015 at 13:33 , Blogger Unknown said...

This looks yummy! So easy to make too :-)

At 26 February 2015 at 20:05 , Blogger Fab Food 4 All said...

LOL Janice I got my mackerel in Aldi too! Great minds certainly do think alike. Imagine, we might have been shopping for it at the very same time - spooky! Your photography lessons seem to have paid off well Janice:-) Thanks for entering #creditcrunchmunch with a super frugal recipe:-)

At 1 March 2015 at 09:29 , Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I do love smoked mackerel pate, me, and your recipe sounds super! Thank you for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch!


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