Best Smoked Mackerel Pate
300g/11oz smoked mackerel
125g/4oz/½ cup cream cheese
3 tbsp horseradish cream
grated zest of 1 lemon
ground black pepper
crusty bread to serve
1 Skin the mackerel and pick out any bones. Mash the flesh with a fork in a bowl.
2 Mix the mackerel with the cream cheese, horseradish cream and lemon zest. You can do this in a blender or food processor. Season with pepper.
3 Spoon into a serving dish and level the top. Cover and chill in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
4 Serve the pâté with crusty bread.