Mackerel provides high levels of Omega-3 fats, selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D and protein. This is a true super-food.
Simple and quick recipe for a tasty lunch dish
- 150 gram Packet of smoked, boneless mackerel fillets
- 180 gram Full fat cream cheese
- 25 gram butter
- Juice of half a lemon.
- Salt and black pepper to taste.
Remove the skin from the mackerel fillets and place into the mixing bowl.
Add the cream cheese and butter to the bowl.
Blend together until smooth for about 2 minutes (slightly less if a coarser texture is preferred).
Add the lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper to taste.
Eat straight away or chill for an hour for a firmer texture.
Serve spread on washed iceberg lettuce leaves, thick slices of beefsteak tomatoes or toast.
The beauty of this dish is that it is very quick and easy to make and can be altered according to taste. Add more mackerel for a more fishy flavour or add more cream cheese for a creamier texture.
Tinned mackerel makes a suitable alternative.
This dish can also be mixed using a fork for a coarser texture.