Smoked Mackerel, Lemon & Herb Pate
Recipe type: Starter
Serves: 6
Impress your guests with this tasty little starter. This is also one of the easiest recipes in the world (if not the easiest).

If you're not a fan of smoked mackerel, you could substitute it for smoked salmon.
  • 250g smoked mackerel fillets, skin and bones removed, flaked
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1-2 tbsp creamed horseradish, to taste
  • 2 tbsp each of chopped parsley and chives
  • Melba toast or slices of toasted brioche to serve
  1. Put the smoked mackerel, cheese, lemon juice and zest in a food processor and whizz until blended.
  2. Stir in the herbs and horseradish. Chill until ready to serve.
Recipe by George Hughes Fishmongers at