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In the hundreds of recipes we have featured over the last decade we have always prized simple recipes that are both reliable and deliver a great final product. I would definitely put smoked mackerel pate' in this category. You can out it together in just a few minutes and well presented the finished dish usually impresses. I think of this as a great summer dish, but I have seen it used at other times of the year and even as part of a banquet. If you'd like more dishes using local fish take a look at our Recipe Directory.
Pound for pound Mackerel offers great value and is surprisingly versatile if you can be a little creative. As with all fish you have to wary of the bones. We'd welcome submission of your recipes that use local fish or fish products. Look at the bottom of this document for our contact details.
At Yourcounty we're lucky enough to have an international audience for many of our recipes and this can cause confusion as ingredients are sometimes known under different names from country to country. This is particularly true of mackerel which is a large family with diverse members, this recipe refers to the Atlantic Mackerel which is the type typically sold in UK wet fish shops. The fish should always be eaten as fresh as possible, if has a well deserved reputation for going off (spoiling) very quickly.
If you only ever try one of our recipes make this it! Simple, relatively inexpensive and tastes great, easily adapted to suit your own preferences. Serves four people as a starter, ten minutes to prepare, no cooking time. Don't like it spicy? Reduce or eliminate the pepper and/or garlic. Like it hot? Leave the pepper seeds in. Smoked mackerel is easily obtained from supermarkets or fishmongers, it's rich in oil so very healthy.
Mackerel Pate Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients: Serves 4
250g ready to use smoked mackerel
150ml sour cream
2 teaspoons of fresh chopped coriander
2 teaspoons of fresh parsley
Half a hot green pepper finely chopped (without seeds)
1 large garlic clove finely chopped
Fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
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" Yours is an excellent recipe, tried many times in last years thank you, most mackerel recipes tend to use smoked or cured fish,. I can recommend smoked fillets served with warm chick peas and soft boiled eggs, a delicious supper with fresh bread and butter. Magda from Rochester"
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