Not just for posh dinner parties, kids love the smoky, peppery taste of this Smoked Mackerel Pate. High in Omega 3 fatty acids, this is perfect brain fuel for hungry kids.
I have been trying to get the kids to eat more oily fish of late, having been reminded of the health benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids by an interesting TV programme on the Beeb recently. The NHS has long extolled the virtues of oily fish as a source of Omega 3, which it says may help to keep your heart healthy. Indeed it recommends that a healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week including one of oily fish.
While smoked mackerel pate may sound like something you’d serve at a dinner party for friends, all three of my kids love it. And if you have a food processor to hand, you can make it from start to finish in under 10 minutes. For the children I serve this with plain toast (brown if possible) or brioche, which works surprisingly well and crudites on the side. Personally I love mine generously piled onto whole grain rye bread – but for the kids, that’s a step too far.
- 3 smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed (approximately 200g)
- 150g full fat cream cheese
- 75g of ricotta
- Juice of half to one lemon, according to taste
- Place all the ingredients except the lemon juice into a food processor, and blitz until combined and relatively smooth.
- Add the lemon juice gradually and season according to taste.
- Serve with toasted bread or brioche.