Quick Mackerel Pate Recipe

Quick Mackerel Paté Recipe

If you are in a hurry it’s good to know that you can make this quick mackerel pate recipe in a matter of minutes. Smoked mackerel fillets are used for this pate as well as soft cheese, onions, lemon and tabasco. Serve this pate with melba toast or crackers and perhaps some grapes or basil leaves for garnish.

Quick Mackerel Pate Recipe: Homemade is Always Best

Buying pate from the shop is easy but homemade pate is always in a league of its own. In fact there is no comparison between the two. If you want to make a nice starter recipe for a dinner party then consider mackerel paté and you will be very tempted.

Soft cheese, spring onions and lemon work harmoniously with the mackerel and this quick mackerel pate recipe will have a good, firm texture as well as a pleasing flavor.

You can make this in literally 3 minutes (the same as this satay sauce!) but make it ahead so you have time to chill it. That way the flavors will all blend together.

So if you usually have chicken liver pate or another popular type, consider making this quick mackerel pate recipe next time, and you will be delighted just how easy it is, and how great the flavor of it is.


Mackerel Pate Starter

Smoked mackerel is blended with any kind of soft cheese (or cream cheese), green onions, lemon, pepper and Tabasco, and the result is amazing. Serve this with melba toast or crackers perhaps.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 x 180g (2 x 6½ oz) cans smoked mackerel fillets
  • 200g (7 oz) softened cream cheese
  • Bunch spring onions (green onions), thinly sliced (keep a few to garnish)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Flake the fish into a bowl and stir in everything else.
  2. Chill until required.

Do you consider making mackerel pate to be time-consuming? Actually most pate recipes are time-consuming so that is not necessarily such a strange thought.

This quick mackerel pate recipe differs however. Use smoked mackerel, combining it with green onions, cream cheese and a couple other ingredients and chill the pate until it is needed.

I like to chill this overnight because I find the flavors intensify and blend better than way, but a couple of hours should be sufficient. This is nice on crackers or you can serve it on Melba toast with cucumber slices if you want.

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