Simple mackerel pate

Boost your brain power

I generally advise my non-vegetarian clients to eat at least 3 servings of oily fish per week. Loved by children and adults alike, this simple mackerel pate is one of my favourite ways to get a good serving of fish. You can whip it up in seconds.
Oily fish like mackerel, salmon and trout are high in omega 3 fats which help to reduce inflammation; keeping our brains, heart and joints healthy.
I like to use peppered smoked mackerel fillets for extra kick in this recipe. Serve with oatcakes or warmed wholemeal pitta and chopped veggies for a yummy starter, lunch or snack.

If you struggle with the taste of fish start with a much higher ratio of cottage cheese to smoked mackerel. As your tastebuds adapt reduce the amount of cheese whilst increasing the fish.

3-4 smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp of horseradish sauce (add more if you like)
250g cottage cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds until you reach your desired texture. Taste and add more lemon, horseradish or black pepper, if you wish.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for unto 3 days.

About Michelle Lake

Hi, I run Mission Nutrition, and I'm a nutritional therapist/ nutritionist helping people all over St Albans & Hertfordshire feel happier & healthier. If your diet needs an overhaul, come and see me for a nutrition consultation! Tel: 01727 893 042 / 01727 869 929 or email