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Lemon mackerel pâté

Category: food

  • Serves: 4
  • Time needed: 30mins
  • Difficulty Easy


  • 1 tbsp of chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tsp bottled soft green peppercorns, drained, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 Smoked mackerel fillets, skinned
  • 200 g Cream cheese
  • Loaf of sourdough bread
  • Spreadable butter
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 Sprigs of parsley
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Step 1

    Use a fork to break up the mackerel fillets into large pieces, de-bone and then place in a food processor.

  • Step 2

    Add the cream cheese, lemon zest, the juice of half a lemon, the peppercorns, chives, parsley to the food processor and mix until the ingredients become into a smooth paste.

  • Step 3

    Spoon the pâté into a bowl, cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    While pâté is in the fridge, slice a few pieces of your sourdough bread, spread a little butter on them and toast them on a frying pan over a low heat.

  • Step 5

    Serve on a plate, topped with the mackerel pâté, seasoned with salt and pepper and a spring of parsley.

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