Perfect Smoked Mackerel Pate (Felicity Cloake)

Serves 4

3 hot smoked mackerel fillets
150g cream cheese
100g crème fraîche
3 tsp freshly grated horseradish
Lemon, to squeeze
Small handful of dill, finely chopped

1. Skin the mackerel fillets and do a quick check for any bones – they’re not unknown. Flake three quarters into a food processor with the cheese, crème fraîche and horseradish and whizz until smooth.

2. Add a good grinding of black pepper, and lemon juice to taste, then fold through the dill and the remaining fish. Serve with rye bread or crisp toast.

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