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Mackerel Pâté & A Seaside Picnic

with Arden's

You can’t always rely on British weather for a picnic. But haven’t we been lucky this year so far? The best picnics are spontaneous ones and this was just that. Mackerel pâté seemed like the perfect choice for a quick whip up of ingredients, paired perfectly with these newly discovered Arden’s Oaty Thins. We made it down to the pier just in time before the rain came! It was obviously meant to be. Mackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside Picnic

You don’t need a basket full of food to feed many for a good picnic. Keep it small. A little prep for the mackerel pâté, Arden’s crackers ready to go, throw in some seasonal fruit and maybe olives too. That’s all you need really! I’d much rather be on the seafront than fussing over dishes in the kitchen, wouldn’t you?

Most mackerel pâté recipes call for a food processor but I’ve kept this quick and simple. It’s only a subtle difference in texture. And I think it pairs brilliantly with these oat-based thins, I’d also recommend them for any other kind of dip or spread you had in mind. Hummus would be great too! Mackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside PicnicMackerel Pate | Ardens Crackers Clevedon Pier British Beach Seaside Picnic

*This post is in paid partnership with Arden’s. As always, all words and opinions are of course my own. 


Recipe for Quick Mackerel Pâté

Ingredients

2 Servings
  • 100g smoked mackerel
  • 100g light cream cheese
  • 2 tsp hot horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped dill
  • squeeze of lemon

Method

  1. Remove and discard the skin from the mackerel. Flake into a bowl and roughly mash with the back of a fork, add the cream cheese and continue to mash together until a consistency of your liking.
  2. Add the horseradish, dill and squeeze of lemon to taste. Finish with black pepper before serving!