London Borough of Croydon

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Mackerel Pâté

Things you will need
Chopping board and knife
Large mixing bowl
Fork
Small bowl and large plate for serving

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: no cooking

Ingredients:
For the pâté:
200g (1 small packet) smoked mackerel
125g low-fat cream cheese
Juice of ½ lemon
Juice of half a lemon or jiffy lemon juice
Ground black pepper
For the sides:
2 wholemeal pitta breads
1 large carrot
½ cucumber
1 red pepper

Method

  1. Open the packet of smoked mackerel, and separate the fish into flakes in a mixing bowl – remove any skin or bones
  2. Use a fork to finely mash the fish
  3. Add the cream cheese to the fish and mash into a paste
  4. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the pâté (or squeeze in the jiffy lemon juice)
  5. Add a few sprinkles of black pepper and stir well
  6. Taste the pâté and add more lemon juice or black pepper if required
  7. Stir well and serve in a small bowl
  8. Slice the pitta bread into long strips for serving
  9. Slice the peeled carrot, pepper and cucumber into long thin strips for dipping
  10. Serve on a large plate for sharing

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