Smoked mackerel dip

Smoked mackerel dip

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Serves 2

A tasty dip that you can keep in the fridge for a quick snack, full of omega-3's

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal561
  • fat49g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.23g
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  • 250g smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and finely flaked
  • 142ml tub soured cream
  • bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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

  • 4 tsp horseradish
  • selection of crunchy raw vegetable, to serve


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir the smoked mackerel, soured cream and spring onions together to make a textured dip, then stir in the horseradish. Spoon into a serving bowl and serve with sticks of raw veg for dipping. Can be chilled for up to 3 days.

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Comments (11)

jarrestr's picture

Made this yesterday. Added lemon juice and ground pepper. Was easy and delicious. Served it with crusty bread.

flexi31's picture

This is just yummy. I also added a squeeze of lemon and pepper, really good. I served it with a thinly sliced fantastic baguette and it worked a treat.

hungrygiraffe's picture

Very good recipe and would recommend the suggestions below as the dip is better with a bit more flavor. Lemon juice and/or pepper really did the trick.

mozzarella-pearl's picture

Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cracked black pepper - was fantastic as a dip and on toast!

kuljit1's picture

When i was in year 5 (i am in year 7 now) a fish lady came to our school. And at the end of our session with her she gave us a small amount of the dip 1 mini carrot and 1 mini bread stick and i thought it was great my m8 did not like hers so i had it. Ever since then i have wanted to make it so 2morrow i am gonna make it hopfully it will be
Wish me the best of luck!!!

mrsboom's picture

Definitely benefitted from a squeeze of lemon juice and swapped the soured cream with no fat Greek yoghurt. Then used it to fill toasted pita bread with plenty of watercress. Yummy.

mummachief's picture

I used smoked peppered Mackerel instead of just smoked and added a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice and extra pepper. Instead of soured cream I used half fat creme fresh. I served some on some rye crackers. Tomorrow I shall take it to work in a ciabatta with a green leaf salad.

marionkozlen's picture

I do a lot of cooking, but cannot eat dairy (except goat cheese) following E.Coli infection. It would be great to have ideas on making stuff like this which is lactose-free.....

entwistles's picture

Made this ages ago and loved it. So did the kids.

lucyaitchison's picture

Enjoyed this as a spread on crisp bread. Used low fat greek yogurt instead as that was all I had. Will be making again.

mjpenhaligon's picture

Enjoyed this as a lunch time snack at work but preferred the recipe made with creme fraiche

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