Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Smoked Mackerel Pate

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Happy 2012! I hope you've had a good start to the new year so far and wish everyone reading all the best for a prosperous and healthy year ahead.

I got together with friends to see out the old and bring in the new. My friend Sarah opened up her home to us and we all brought drinks and food to share and be merry. To me the perfect way to start the new year: food, drink, friends, laughing, dancing, Jools Holland countdown, midnight hugs and kisses, early hours taxi hunting and a quiet minute before finally falling into bed.

One of the dishes I took along was Smoked Mackerel Pate. So easy and quick to make. I also went to a little more effort and made Pissaladiere, but will share that recipe another day.

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Smoked Mackerel Pate (serves 8)

225g smoked mackerel
125g mascarpone cheese
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tbsp prepared horseradish
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 pinch cayenne pepper (or a little more to taste)
2 tbsps red onion, finely chopped
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste

Remove the skin from the smoked mackerel and flake it into a bowl.

Add the mascarpone and using a stick blender or food processor, puree until combined smooth.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.

Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

beti said...

it sounds great! I would love to serve it as an appetizer

Jan said...

Yum!

girls who like to gorge said...

ahh this looks lovely.. must make it myself asap! x

Cakes and Teacups said...

This looks and sounds yummmmm Sylvie!

Sylvie said...

Beti, it does make a good apertizer or part of a buffet.

Jan, those were my words exactly.

GWLG, if you try it I hope you'll like it as much as I did.

Cakes and Teacups, thanks!