5 Minute Mackerel Pate

Oily fish. We all know that it is good for us, but certainly in our house it can be a struggle to get it into the weeks meal plans. My husband isn’t keen on fish and for some reason during pregnancy I seem to go off the oily fish. However I was determined to find a different way to get some omega 3’s into our diets.

There is a wealth of evidence showing the benefits of eating Omega 3 fats that are found in oily fish. For example studies on children have shown improved concentration and may help in ADHD. Studies on adults show lowered inflammation so may help in conditions such as arthritis,  other research shows protection against heart attacks, lowering of blood pressure, they may help protect against some cancers and may aid in depression and some mental health conditions.

Oily fish include all the smelly ones 😉 Mackerel, salmon, fresh (not tinned) tuna, halibut, sardines, herring, kippers. These provide EPA and DHA.

So onto the recipe…..

Dietitian UK: Mackerel Pate
Dietitian UK: Mackerel Pate

I had a packet of peppered mackerel fillets in the fridge. Literally all I did was whizz these up in the food processor with some Greek yoghurt  and some water to loosen it. There it is… an instant pate. What was great about this is my husband (the fish hater) liked it so much I had to take it away from him before he ate the whole lot!

Recipe:

  • 200g peppered mackerel fillets
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • Water as needed
  1. Place the mackerel and yoghurt in a food processor and blend.
  2. Add the water as needed to loosen it into a pate consistency.

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