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Smoked Mackerel Pate

Just four ingredients transformed into a delicious pate at the flick of a switch, and everyone loves it. You can use any other smoked fish instead of mackerel if you prefer, just make sure to keep the ratio approximately half fish to half cream cheese.

photo: Danella Chalmers

Serves 6


  • 287g packet of smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and checked for bones

  • 300g full fat soft cream cheese (or you can use low-fat)

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Optional addition:

  • 2tbs fresh dill or parsley

To serve

Toast, crusty bread or crackers


Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and add more lemon juice or black pepper if needed.

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