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Smoked Mackerel Spread

Smoked Mackerel Spread

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Looking for the perfect appetizer for your next party or for dinner? Look no further than this delicious and easy smoked mackerel spread! And that’s because you only need a few ingredients and only ten minutes to make this excellent appetizer to enjoy during dinner.

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You can make this type of smoked fish cream of different kinds of fish. The most suitable are smoked trout, smoked salmon, as in the smoked salmon cream cheese recipe or smoked mackerel that I will use here. No matter what kind of smoked fish you use, adding some essential ingredients and seasonings according to everyone’s tastes, the dish will surely be successful.

Ingredients

For four generous portions, I will use 200 g ( 7 oz )of smoked mackerel, which means two pieces of mackerel, and 200 g ( 7 oz ) of full-fat cream cheese; these are the essential ingredients of the dish.

Over these ingredients, I will add a spoonful of each chopped chives and dill, which in addition to taste, will also give a little colour to the dip.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Smoked Mackerel, Cream Cheese, Chives and Dill on the Chopping Board

Finally, I will season everything with a spoonful of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.

How to Make the Smoked Mackerel Spread?

Preparing the Ingredients

As I said, this smoked mackerel spread recipe is straightforward; preparing the ingredients does not require much time.

I only have to finely chop the chives and dill and remove the skin from the smoked fish because I won’t be using it.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Chopped Chives and Dill on the Chopping Board

Make the Paste

Because I want the dish to have the consistency of a homogeneous paste, I will use an electric food chopper, a device I often use in the kitchen. I will first put in the chopper the smoked mackerel, torn by hand, into smaller pieces.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Smoked Mackerel Bites in the Food Processor

Over the fish, I add the cream cheese, which, being in the same amount as the smoked fish, is enough to give the dish a creamy and delicate texture. Nothing else needs to be added.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Cream Cheese and Smoked Mackerel Bites in the Food Processor

I mix everything for about a minute until I get the desired consistency. The fish will be completely shredded and mixed homogeneously with the cream cheese.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Cream Cheese and Smoked Mackerel Paste in the Food Processor

Seasoning the Spread

Transfer the pasta thus obtained to a bowl where I will continue the seasoning. I add finely chopped dill and chives, the juice of half a lemon and freshly ground pepper.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Chopped Chives and Dill on the Mackerel Paste

I mix with a spoon to incorporate the greens, and that’s it; all that remains is to fry some bread. This is my easy smoked mackerel spread recipe that I recommend you try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Serving the Fish Spread

Serve this smoked mackerel spread as I did: put the bowl on the table with freshly toasted bread and a slice of lemon and invite people to the table, of course, with a glass of wine.

Smoked Mackerel Spread-Served in Bowl With Toasts

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Smoked Mackerel Spread-Served in Grey Bowl With Toasts

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Smoked Mackerel Spread-Served in Bowl With Toasts and Lemon
Smoked Mackerel Spread-Served in Bowl With Toasts

Smoked Mackerel Spread

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Looking for the perfect appetizer for your next party or for dinner? Look no further than this delicious and easy smoked mackerel spread!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizers, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 4 portions
Calories 256 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 electric food chopper
  • 1 bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g smoked mackerel
  • 200 g cream cheese full-fat
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground pepper freshly ground

Instructions
 

  • Chop the fresh chives and dill and remove the skin from the smoked fish.
  • Place in the chopper the mackerel, torn by hand, into smaller pieces.
  • Over the fish, add the cream cheese.
  • Mix everything for about a minute until the fish is completely shredded and get a homogenous paste.
  • Transfer this pasta into a bowl and add the chopped dill, chives, lemon juice, and ground pepper.
  • Mix with a spoon to incorporate the ingredients.
  • Serve this smoked mackerel spread with freshly toasted bread and a slice of lemon.

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Notes

Instead of smoked mackerel, you can use different kinds of fish, like smoked trout or smoked salmon.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 13gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 744IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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