Smoked mackerel pâté with French bread & horseradish

Smoked mackerel pâté with French bread & horseradish

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal440
  • fat41g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.26g
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Ingredients

    For the pate

    • 25g unsalted butter, melted
      Butter

      Butter

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      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • zest ½ lemon
      Lemon

      Lemon

      le-mon

      Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

    • 160g pack smoked mackerel (split fillets), skinned
    • 1 spring onion, roughly chopped
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

      sp-ring un-yun

      Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

    For the horseradish butter

    • 15g unsalted butter, plus extra to serve
      Butter

      Butter

      butt-err

      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • 1 tsp hot horseradish sauce, plus extra to serve
    • 1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus a few leaves
      Parsley

      Parsley

      par-slee

      One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

    • French bread, to serve

    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.

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    amesishere
    8th Oct, 2016
    5.05
    Quick and simple to make. I followed the recipient exactly and it was delicious. Will definitely make again.
    dnkw
    28th Mar, 2016
    2 mackerel fillets fits one large ramekin. Lovely dish!
    saraik
    25th Sep, 2015
    5.05
    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I made this without the horseradish butter and it was still delicious! The fact that it was so quick and easy to make is another bonus. Highly recommend!
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    katycooks
    14th Jul, 2014
    5.05
    So simple, so quick and SO tasty! No complaints about this at all.
    laurasimone
    17th Sep, 2012
    4.05
    Forgot to rate!
    laurasimone
    17th Sep, 2012
    4.05
    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
    25th Feb, 2012
    4.05
    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
    11th Feb, 2012
    4.05
    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
    4th Mar, 2011
    5.05
    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
    24th Feb, 2011
    5.05
    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?

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