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Smoked Mackerel Pate
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Easy Smoked Mackerel Pate (Forellencreme)

A super simple recipe with just three ingridients. This smoked mackerel pate is great as a bread spread or served as a starter piped onto cucumber slices.
Course Appetizer, breadspread
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 352kcal
Author Marita


  • 3 smoked mackerel fillets about 180 g /  6.3 oz, one pack
  • 200 g cream cheese (7 oz) the low-fat version if you prefer
  • lemon juice about 3 tbsp, of half a lemon
  • 3 teaspoon freshly chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to season


  • Remove any skin and bones from the mackerel. 
  • In a bowl combine the lemon juice and crème cheese. (1 teaspoon horseradish optional) Stir well. Now flake in the smoked mackerel. At this stage, if you prefer a smooth paste, you can puree the mixture. For a coarser texture just flake bigger chunks with a fork. 
  • Add 2 teaspoon of chives and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of chives and season with salt and pepper.
  • Before serving sprinkle the remaining teaspoon chives on top. 
  • Serve with bread, pastry or crackers. For an appetizer serve with cucumber, blinis or pumpernickel.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 720mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg