I love smoked mackerel! Mackerel is a really oily fish which makes it ideal for smoking. Today I am using these beautiful Scottish smoked mackerel fillets to make an incredible mackerel spread, to serve on your party, to have as a snack or just for a Sunday breakfast! I’m serving mine on Scottish Oatcakes, but feel free to use crackers, toast or anything else.
Take the skin off the mackerel and peel the meat into chunks. Check carefully for remaining bones.
Add the mayonnaise, onion, granny smith, mustard, chives, spring onion, capers and lemon juice to the mackerel and mix until you have a rough spread. Season with salt and pepper.
Divide the spread over the toasts and garnish with red onion rings, basil leaves and extra chives. Finish the snacks with lemon zest. Enjoy!
- 2 smoked mackerel fillets, skin on
- 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 2 small onions, finely chopped
- 1 granny smith apple, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 10 chive sprigs, finely chopped
- 1 spring onion, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp. capers
- zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 red onion, in rings
- 10 basil leaves
- salt and pepper