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

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • 4 tsp horseradish
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 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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7th Apr, 2020
I used hot horseradish (rather than creamy one) and still found that adding a dash of fresh lemon juice was necessary to gave it a much needed lift. After that: perfect for scooping with celery sticks or lettuce leafs.
6th Aug, 2016
Made this yesterday. Added lemon juice and ground pepper. Was easy and delicious. Served it with crusty bread.
20th Jul, 2016
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.
8th Nov, 2015
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.
30th Oct, 2013
Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cracked black pepper - was fantastic as a dip and on toast!
12th Aug, 2012
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 good Wish me the best of luck!!!
21st Feb, 2012
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.
8th Sep, 2011
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.
14th Aug, 2011
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.....
18th Nov, 2008
Made this ages ago and loved it. So did the kids.


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