Monday, 24 June 2013

A simple lunch recipe...

I thought it was important to get a fish recipe in the blog somewhere, and I remembered one of my Dads specialities is a rather fantastic Mackerel Pate. 

Mackerel is high in omega 3 fatty acids...which is a good thing, because it can help prevent heart disease as well as osteoporosis and infections. There is even studies that show fish can play a major role in the prevention of cancers including kidney, skin and colon cancer.

So its important to your health as well as being a tasty alternative to having meats. 

Although not cheap, this recipe provides a good return making about 8 portions from one packet of mackerel, you can freeze this recipe too, I made each portion in little ramekins so I could bring out a portion at a time.

Lets get started...

Mackerel Pate

serves 8 

Preparation time 15 mins
Cooking time - NA

You will need a food processor/mixer


1 x pack of Mackerel (about 200g)
150g of Greek Yoghurt
1 tsp dried dill
1 x slice white bread
50g melted butter
some milk or water

1. Firstly soak a slice of bread in a little Milk or water.

2. Remove the skin from the Mackerel and pop into the food processor along with the Greek Yoghurt, Dill and the bread.

3. Blend it up and have a taste. Add some pepper and salt if required...

4. Add the melted butter to the mix and blend again.

5. Taste again and season if needed. Then divide into containers.

6. Place into fridge to set - this will take about an hour.

7. Enjoy with some toast!


This is a really cheap lunch and you can make a nice large batch(8 servings!) out of very few ingredients. The mackerel was £2 and the Greek Yoghurt is 50p for 200g I just used a 1 slice of cheap white bread. The butter is £1 for 250g. 

This costs around £3.05 to buy all ingredients from scratch (not including the dill as that should be under your store cupboard ingredients) 

The pate itself should cost £2.45 that's 30p a serving!

Hope you enjoy this lovely lunch option as much as I have over the years! 

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