A very tasty spread, full of omega-3, easy to prepare, to serve on bread toasts or as a dip with raw vegetables. Add your own twist by adding the spices of your choice. Cook fish. Gradually combine flesh with the other ingredients.
2mackerels(about 750 gr each which makes about 220 gr of flesor 4 mackerel fillets)
100 to 150grcream cheesePhiladelphia for example or French Saint Môret
1shallotor spring onion
salt and pepper
spices of your choicecurry, turmeric, paprika …
Start by cooking mackerel
Several options as previously written: either cook fillet or whole fish in the oven (ideally wrapped in aluminium foil with a dash of olive oil and lemoor use a steamer, my preference.
The cooking time is quick: 5 to 10 min for fillets, 10 to 15 min for whole fishes (time depends of course on the size).
When still hot, discard bones and skin to keep the flesh. Then let the mackerel cool down.
Make the spread
Finely chop spring onion (or shalloand chives.
In a food processor (or in a bowl with a formix mackerel flesh, cream cheese and spices. Gradually to get the consistency and flavors you prefer. Add the lemon juice and a dash of olive oil to give roundness to your preparation.
Then add chopped onion and chives. Taste and adjust seasoning: add salt, pepper, eventually more spices or lemon juice.