Smoked mackerel pâté with French bread & horseradish

Smoked mackerel pâté with French bread & horseradish

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This relaxed starter can be whizzed up in just 15 minutes - and it won't break the bank either

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
440
protein
16g
carbs
1g
fat
41g
saturates
17g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
2.26g

Ingredients

For the pate

  • 25g unsalted butter, melted
  • zest ½ lemon
  • 160g pack smoked mackerel (split fillets), skinned
  • 1 spring onion, roughly chopped

For the horseradish butter

  • 15g unsalted butter, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp hot horseradish sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus a few leaves
  • French bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Tip the melted butter, lemon zest, mackerel and spring onion into a food processor and blend until smooth. Spoon into a ramekin and smooth the top.
  2. For the topping, melt the 15g butter with the horseradish, then stir in the parsley. Carefully spoon over the pâté to cover it. Press some parsley leaves on top, grind over some black pepper and chill to set the butter. Serve the ramekin of pâté with French bread, butter and extra horseradish sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2009

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laurasimone's picture
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Forgot to rate!

laurasimone's picture
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My other half loves this recipe. It's very easy to make and only takes minutes, a good dinner party starter or quick lunch.

crepello1957's picture
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Made this & it was very easy. I added horseradish to the main mix & a lot of black pepper & a clove of garlic (because I love garlic)
The horseradish butter was really good. Wondered how long it kept, but needn't have as it was eaten in a day. Great to take to work for lunch.
Froze some & will see what that's like, if it's good I will do a large quantity so we have some on hand for emergencies.

boistizon's picture
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Really nice, tho I added extra lemon and zest to cut through the oily taste of the fish, Would definitely do again, a tasty cheap starter to a meal, or a nice quick lunch!

margaretforman's picture
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What a fabulous recipe! I followed this exactly and it went down a bomb at a dinner party! Not bad for a nervous cook who won't try anything unless shown!

currie007's picture
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I went for a lower fat option. Replaced the butter and wizzed in a teaspoon of light soft cheese. Added a pinch of cayene pepper and left out the lemon rind. S'pose it's a different recipe, but it tastes tip top. Might wiz a slice of a cox or a bramley apple with it next time. What about dropping in a couple of walnuts?

ntlyle's picture
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This recipe tasted great and was fairly simple. The only reason for 4 stars not 5 is that a had trouble combining the melted butter and horseradish so the topping looked a bit lumpy, didn't affect the taste though.

mollym's picture
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lovely starter and freezes well for a month. I just top with the melted butter and make horseradish creme when serving.

missymorgan's picture
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Love it - make it loads. It's simple, but very tasty. We have it with toated wholewheat muffins.

debailleul's picture

Fantastic recipe, so simple and very tasty, we will be making this again. !!

christabella's picture

Made this several times, great tasting and very simple to make

finder's picture
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Anyway know how log this will keep? I guessing a day ahead would be ok

I like it - it's nice and simple to make and tasty too

isabel22's picture
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Followed recipe, was ok but not a favorite!

ukberni's picture

Simple, tasty and pretty impressive too! I already have more smoked mackerel to do it again!

pissaladiere's picture
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This is a very simple and tasty recipe. I have made it at least five times and the reaction has always been very positive. Even if the horseradish is served separately, it is still excellent.

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