Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Poor Man's Pâtѐ


Mr TH loves peppered mackerel.


Mackerel is good flaked on salads...

...but even better as Poor Man's Pâtѐ. (Why do I call it that? I've no idea...)

Mix soft butter or cream cheese with flaked mackerel. I normally add a third to a half pack of butter to a whole packet of fish. If you want a really smooth texture, use a blender/food processor.

Add lemon juice (and grated lemon rind if you want).

Chill...(the pâtѐ)

Eat.


I never season Poor Man's Pâtѐ because the fish is peppered & the butter is salted.

One pack of fish makes 2 good sized pots of pâtѐ; one for the fridge & one for the freezer!

15 comments:

Angela said...

If I get a pack of mackerel with three pieces, I reckon one one each flaked onto our bowls of salad - and one leftover to make pate.
Doesnt Shirley Goode call this recipe poor mans pate too??

Country Girl said...

I love mackerel pate but have never tried it with peppered mackerel before - great idea!

Thrifty Household said...

Oooh...who's Shirley Goode? I remember my mum making it when I was a child but I don't know if she called it that or not...I'm off to google Shirley Goode now!

Thrifty Household said...

...I’ve done a quick internet trawl & found Shirley Goode’s recipe for fish pate

http://shirleygoode.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/making-comparisons.html

The only Poor Man’s Pate Recipes that I could find all seemed to be liver based...

What I did notice was that Shirley Goode is from Lancashire, as was my Grandma...maybe it’s a Lancashire thing?

If anybody else can shed any light on it I’d love to know!

Rachel said...

I do wonder whether butter was every cheap enough to qualify as a Poor Man's Anything - anyone know?

Penelope said...

Oh delish, I love peppered mackerel and this is so easy and yummy too, thanks for sharing xox

Not So Granny said...

Yum. thanks for the reminder. I love it made with cream cheese and then slathered on hot buttered toast. Its on next week's menu!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I do this and also call it Poor Man's Pate. We love the stuff :D

Gillian said...

Oh yum - we love mackerel and strangely our incredibly faddy kids adore it too and I buy it a lot. We usually just eat it with bread and butter or salad but I really like your idea. yum! x

Mrs. Micawber said...

We never seem to see mackerel here.

I like the name "Poor Man's Pâté". It has a nice ring to it. (And "pâté" sounds more appealing than "paste".)

Babajeza said...

Pâté: sounds very French and very tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

Iz said...

Yum!

litlove said...

I recognise this! It was indeed delicious. Although I confess that too much pepper and it catches the back of my throat really easily. The fault of my throat, I hasten to add! I'm sure the recipe would work just as well with ordinary mackerel and some seasoning.

Calico Kate said...

I'm not a fan of the peppered variety but love the plain Jane ones. Mum does something like this for her Dinner, Bed & Breakfast guests, however I never have..... but rather feel that now I will :)
CKx

nimble fingers and steady eyebrows said...

I love Mackrel, yum yum yum... This sounds delicious too. - Annie

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