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Smoked Mackerel Pate - pate served in ramekins with sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes around
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Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Pâté

Smoked Mackerel Pâté with Horseradish is quick, easy, versatile & full of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Perfect as an elegant starter, snack or light lunch!
Course Appetizer, Light Lunch, Snack, Starter
Cuisine British, International
Keyword elegant starter, horseradish, Omega-3, smoked mackerel pate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 173kcal
Author Jo Allison


  • 200-250 g smoked mackerel fillets skinned
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • juice of quarter or half a lemon depending on your taste
  • 3 spring onions (scallions) (green parts only + more as garnish) washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish cream (sauce) or more depending on your preference
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Take the skin off the mackerel and tear the fish into small pieces then pop them in a bowl. Make sure you pay attention to tiny little bones which you want to discard. If you like your pate really smooth, simply whiz it in a food processor instead.
  • Using a fork mix flaked or pureed fish with mayonnaise and horseradish. 
  • Add juice of a lemon and mix thoroughly. Start with quarter of a lemon first, taste and add more if needed.  
  • Wash and slice finely your spring onions and mix with the fish.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Nutritional information is approximate and should be treated as a guideline only.
  • You could substitute spring onions with small bunch of chives.
  • For healthier ingredient substitutions check out the post above. 
  • Pate will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Serving: 0g | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg