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Smoked Mackerel and Egg Spread

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Welcome to our recipe blog, where we're excited to share with you the delightful and flavorful "Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste" recipe! This creamy and savory spread is perfect for any occasion, whether you're hosting a brunch, preparing a light lunch, or simply looking for a delicious snack.

Key Ingredients:

  • Hard-boiled eggs: The foundation of this recipe, hard-boiled eggs add a rich and velvety texture to the paste.
  • Smoked mackerel: Bringing a burst of smoky goodness, the smoked mackerel enhances the taste and adds a distinctive twist. Mackerel is a popular oily fish consumed worldwide, and is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and contain wealth of essential vitamins and minerals. Mackerel Nutrition per 100g – Calories: 305, Fat 25g, Carbs 0g, Protein 19g
  • Gherkins: These tangy and crunchy pickles lend a burst of flavor and a delightful contrast to the creaminess of the paste.
  • Mayonnaise: Creamy and indulgent, mayonnaise binds all the ingredients together while adding a luscious texture.
  • Yogurt: To balance out the richness, we use yogurt, which also imparts a slight tang and a healthier element to the paste.
  • Chives: Freshly chopped chives not only serve as a garnish but also infuse the dish with a hint of mild onion-like flavor.

Customization Options

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. Feel free to customize the "Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste" to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a tangier flavor, add a splash of lemon juice to the mix. For a bit of heat, try incorporating a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of paprika. You can also experiment with different herbs like dill or parsley for an extra burst of freshness.

While you the recipe laid out for you is just perfect, but if you want to create some variations then consider adding the below items which also goes well in the recipe.

  • Cream cheese
  • Use full fat mayonnaise instead light… just make sure the mayonnaise has no added sugar
  • Zest of lemon
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of horse radish cream
  • 2 tsp tabasco sauce

Get ready to delight your taste buds with this amazing recipe that's sure to become a favorite among your friends and family. Whether you're hosting a party or simply craving a tasty treat, this smoked mackerel and egg paste is guaranteed to impress.

Health Benefits: Besides being incredibly delicious, this "Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste" also boasts numerous health benefits. Mackerel is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to promote heart health, reduce inflammation, and support brain function. Additionally, eggs are packed with essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals, making this paste a wholesome and nutritious choice. The inclusion of yogurt adds probiotics that support gut health, making this spread not only delightful but also beneficial for your well-being.

Meal Ideas: This creamy and flavorful paste is not limited to just being a spread! Get creative with how you use it in your meals. It makes a fantastic filling for deviled eggs or a scrumptious topping for baked potatoes. Spread it on a wrap with some crisp lettuce and sliced tomatoes for a wholesome lunch option. You can even toss it with cooked pasta and veggies for a quick and satisfying pasta salad.

Storage Tips: If you happen to have leftovers (which is rare because it's so good!), you can store the "Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste" in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. This makes it a convenient make-ahead option for parties or busy days. Just give it a quick stir before serving to ensure all the flavors are well incorporated.

Sharing and Serving: When you serve this delightful paste at gatherings or parties, be prepared for compliments and requests for the recipe! It's an impressive dish that will leave your guests wanting more. Don't forget to share the recipe with your loved ones, so they too can enjoy the deliciousness and reap the health benefits.

So, there you have it – our delectable "Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste" recipe, complete with its health benefits, customization options, meal ideas, storage tips, and serving suggestions. Prepare this mouthwatering spread, and it's sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire. Enjoy the flavorful journey and share the goodness with friends and family. Happy cooking!

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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins
Servings 4
Calories 268
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Smoked mackerel and egg paste is super quick to make and delicious. You can make it two days in advance and bring to room temperature just before serving.

You'll need...
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled
  • 7 oz smoked mackerel (200g)
  • 1 small pickled gherkins, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise, light
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt (or more mayo/cream cheese)
  • bunch of chives, chopped
What you'll need to do...
  1. Boil the eggs, let them cool and peel off the shells, then chop and place in a bowl.

  2. Clean the fish from bone and skin, then chop the meat and add the the bowl.

  3. Finely chop the onion and gherkins, and also add to the bowl.

  4. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, mix with the mayonnaise, yogurt and chopped chives.

  5. Serve with your favorite type of bread, fresh veggies or have it as it is.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 268kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g36%
Total Carbohydrate 5g2%
Protein 18g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Danny Davis
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Hi, I'm Danny, a full-time food blogger, father of a handsome 6 year old and a delightful husband. I live in New Jersey with my family. Loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.