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Smoked Mackerel and Sweet Potato Pate (Dairy, Gluten and Sugar free)

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I like mackerel a lot and eat it fairly often. But I had never made it into a pate until today.

I had some extra steamed sweet potato from making some blinis and so I blended the two together with some lemon juice, and a little olive oil. Stirred into some fresh chives, popped it into the refrigerator to set while I made some sesame and poppyseed crackers to go with it!

An hour or two later, voila! A wonderfully light, sweet, salty, garlic-y pate, served with lemon slices, warm fresh baked crackers and garnished with crushed pink peppercorns.

Between myself, the boy and our two friends we had finished it all in no time!

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Smoked Mackerel and Sweet Potato Pate (Dairy Gluten and Sugar free)

Ingredients:

  • 200g of  fresh mackerel (I used smoked, but peppered or unsmoked would work fine if you prefer)
  • 100g sweet potato, steamed until soft
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Juice of 0.5-1 lemon
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs fresh Chives, finely chopped

To serve:

  • Cucumber, julienned or very thinly sliced
  • Lemon quarters
  • Crushed pink peppercorns

 

Directions:

  1. Place the mackerel and sweet potato into the blender and pulse until as smooth as you desire
  2. Decant into a bowl, and stir in the lemon juice and olive oil
  3. Season to taste and stir in the chives
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  5. Julienne or slice some cucumber and arrange in a ring on a plate
  6. Spoon the set pate into quenelles (if making separate servings) or into a chefs ring on top of the cucumber slices and squeeze over a little lemon juice
  7. Sprinkle over some crushed pink peppercorns and serve with bread or crackers
  8. Enjoy!

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5 comments on “Smoked Mackerel and Sweet Potato Pate (Dairy, Gluten and Sugar free)

  1. Pingback: Sesame and Poppyseed Crackers (Gluten, Diary and Sugar free) | Tolu's Kitchen

  2. Oh my gosh this looks so yum. Cate just told me aboit your blog today, DC and I am avidly reading! It’s such a great blog…nice work, lady!x

    • Hey Anna! Thank you. Nice to ‘see’ you here! I am in the process of re-writing some of the recipes as I have made modifications to the recipes through re-making and getting feedback. So allow some poetic licence or you can text me before you try them and I can let you know any changes! 07707585097 xxx

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