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Smoked Mackerel Spread (Gerookte Makreelpate)

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Smoked Mackerel Spread (Gerookte Makreelpate)

Smoked Mackerel Spread

Picture © Ellen Schelkers
The inspiration for this dish came from my love of toasted sourdough bread with smoked salmon, cream cheese and chives. There's something about the combination of cream cheese, fish and sourdough, isn't there? It's really the kind of spread I prefer for lunch, but you can also serve it as an appetiser on small squares or triangles of bread. So, whether you have impromptu guests or you're looking for a quick and tasty way to add more omega fatty acids to your diet, you can whip this spread up in a jiffy. See my step by step guide for this recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 7 oz. cream cheese (200 g)
  • 1 cup flaked smoked mackerel
  • 1 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Black pepper to taste


Gently pull the skin off the mackerel. Now flake the fish between your thumb and forefinger, removing any fine bones. Blitz cream cheese, mackerel flakes, celery leaves, horseradish, lemon juice and black pepper in a food processor until smooth. Serve the Smoked Mackerel Spread with sourdough or rye bread.

Serves 4.


You can also make this with other types of smoked fish. Try it with smoked trout or salmon.

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 5 out of 5
, Member Bokkehier

This sounds totally yummy! and easy to make, very important. My hubby is not fond of mackerel, but I love it! Good tip concerning the horseradish, I always have a jar in the fridge and hardly ever use it - now I have an excuse!

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