Mackerel spread

Mackerel spread
Mackerel is a source of omega-3 fats, which are important for your baby’s brain and eye development. This spread is a suitable alternative to pate, which you need to avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

200g cooked mackerel fillet (you can buy these vacuum packed in most supermarkets)

100g reduced-fat crème fraiche

1 lemon

1 stick celery, finely sliced

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp paprika (optional)

Fresh parsley (optional)

Freshly ground black pepper

Peel the skin off the mackerel and place the flesh in a food processor.

Add the creme fraiche, the zest and juice of the lemon and a few leaves of parsley (if using).

Whiz for 20 seconds or so, or until you get a nice creamy spread.  Mix in the celery before serving.

Serve on small slices of brown soda bread and sprinkle with paprika (if using).

Main ingredients
Dairy, Fish

Recipe Type
Starters, Party Food, Easy, Entertaining, Snacks

Special Info
Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

If you don’t have a food processor, simply use a fork to break up the mackerel and mix in the crème fraiche and other ingredients with a spoon.
 

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