Smoked mackerel loaded leaves

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 8
The smoked mackerel paste for these healthy canapes will keep in the fridge for a week - use it on jacket potatoes or toast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per canape

  • kcal121
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.48g
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  • 200g smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed and flaked
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • juice and zest ½ lemon



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  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • small handful dill, chopped
  • 1 small radicchio, separated into leaves



    An Italian relative of chicory, radicchio is a forced crop and has distinctive red and white…

  • 1-2 chicory heads, separated into leaves



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  1. Gently mix the mackerel flakes with the crème fraîche, lemon juice, half the herbs and some pepper (but no salt – smoked mackerel is salty enough). Chill until ready to serve.

  2. Spoon a generous amount of the mixture into each leaf, then arrange on plates. Sprinkle each ‘scoop’ with the remaining fresh herbs and a pinch of the lemon zest, then serve.

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Comments (4)

sallyeb's picture

Sorry having a blonde moment, just seen serving!!

sallyeb's picture

Can anyone tell me with all these recipes how many they serve, I don't appear to be able to see.

siobhangcarr's picture

Very easy to do and tasty. Went down very well on New Years Eve.

gunnells3's picture

Really tasty and easy. Got daughter Amy to do it all in food processor (no cuts or lost fingers and a smoother paste) then serve it up proudly to her Dad. We left out the chives but still tasted great.

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