This mackerel pâté will become your go-to recipe when you need a starter or snack in a hurry. Whipped up in minutes in a food processor, its fresh, delicious creaminess can be enjoyed with a selection of crudités. However, we prefer it slathered over slices from a crusty French baguette. Bon appétit!

Paysan Breton French Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese and Smoked Mackerel Pâté
(© Paysan Breton)
Paysan Breton French Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese and Smoked Mackerel Pâté
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Nutrition Facts
Smoked mackerel pâté
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 751IU15%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Smoked mackerel pâté

Perfect served with a crusty baguette
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Party food, Snack, starter
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4
Calories: 356kcal


  • Food processor


  • 400 g smoked mackerel fillets
  • 200 g Garlic and herb cream cheese (we used Paysan Breton French Garlic & Herb cream cheese)
  • 3 lemons
  • Few sprigs of fresh dill
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

To serve:

  • Toasted baguette slices
  • Small handful of fresh dill
  • Black pepper


  • Peel the skin off the smoked mackerel fillets and discard. Put the fish in a food processor, breaking it up slightly as you go.
  • Add the cream cheese, the juice of the lemons and a few sprigs of dill. Pulse for20 seconds or so, until it’s come together as a creamy pâté. Season to taste
  • Serve spread on toasted baguette slices, sprinkled with dill and plenty of black pepper.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 751IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg

Recipe courtesy of Paysan Breton


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