Mackerel Spread


200g cooked mackerel fillet (you can buy these vacuum packed in most supermarkets)
100g reduced-fat creme fraiche
1 lemon
1 stick celery, finely sliced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika (optional)
Fresh parsley (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper


Peel the skin off the mackerel and place the flesh in a food processor. Add the creme fraiche, the zest and juice of the lemon and a few leaves of parsley (if using). Whiz for 20 seconds or so, or until you get a nice creamy spread. Mix in the celery before serving.

If you don’t have a food processor, simply use a fork to break up the mackerel and mix in the crème fraiche and other ingredients with a spoon.

Serve on small slices of brown soda bread and sprinkle with paprika (if using).


Nutritional Information

per serving (including bread):

103 calories

6.8g fat

2.3g saturates

0.3g fibre

Source of vitamin D & omega-3 fatty acids