Smoked Mackerel and Roasted Beetroot Salad, 47p a serving
Mackerel Pate & Crudites - 49p a serving

I am exploring what I can make with smoked mackerel fillets.  This is the 2nd post in a series of 4.

Mackerel Pate and Pasta

Make a second bowl of deliciousness (Mackerel Pate) using a second half mackerel fillet, and stir it through 200g cooked pasta for a delicious dinner or lunch for 2.  Quick, easy, delicious and cheap – what’s not to like – yum.

  • half of 1 fillet of smoked mackeral £2.03 for 2 fillets, 50p
  • 100g basics soft cheese, 73p/300g, 24p
  • black pepper
  • tsp lemon juice 1p?
  • 200g pasta, 39p/500g, 16p

Serves 2

Any veg you like would go with this, either cooked ones, or salady ones.  I think I would stir 100g peas through the pasta, and serve carrot ribbons on the side

Per serving, with the pasta, no sides
569 calories, 22g protein, 21g fat, 68g carbs


You could add a bit of crunch by making a few croutons to scatter over the top. Cut up a couple of end of loaf crusts or similar into rough squares, toss them with a tblsp oil and salt and pepper and blast them in a hot oven for 10 minutes or so until brown and crispy. Edit…Or, to save fuel, I have found that just frying them in a frying pan is just as good, or sometimes, I use the Remoska

Delicious in a pitta or as a sandwich filling, or piled on top of a hot jacket potato


This is what I did with the other fillets

Half fillet one – Mackerel pate and crudites 
Half fillet two – Mackerel pate and pasta – this post
Half fillet three – Smoked mackerel and roasted beetroot salad
Half fillet four – Mackerel kedgeree

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Smoked Mackerel and Roasted Beetroot Salad, 47p a serving
Mackerel Pate & Crudites - 49p a serving