My famous Smoked Mackerel Pate

This great smoked mackerel recipe brings out the best of smoked mackerel. You can make it ahead and have a quick lunch or dinner with fresh bread or toast. It takes a few minutes to put together and keeps well in the fridge for a good few days. 

Can you freeze mackerel pate?

Yes, you can freeze pate. It can be frozen for up to two months. When freezing pate, make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.

To thaw your frozen smoked mackerel pate, place it in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, pate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.


My famous Smoked Mackerel Paté Recipe

This delicious Pate of smoked mackarel is perfect with roasted homebaked bread or toast. Enjoy the aromatic flavours.
4.75 from 4 votes
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine International
Servings 4 portions
Calories 150 kcal


  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • ½ lemon finely grated zest and juice
  • 1 tblsp horseradish cream
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Remove the skin and any bones from the cooked mackerel.

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor or mini blender and whizz together until smooth.

  • Cover and refrigerate until required.

  • Serve with hot toast and wedges of lemon.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 150kcal
Keyword Fish
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Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest food trends, recipes and share my travel discoveries. As I am German by birth, you will also find many authentic German recipes here. Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Love the spread! Some added herbs give it a nice something. Thanks for posting the recipe, I was looking for.

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