Michelle's Freefrom Smoked Mackerel Paté

Corn, egg, gluten, lactose, milk, nut, peanut, sesame & wheat free; can be soya free

Fish patés are always a delicious way to start any meal but they are traditionally made with breadcrumbs and butter – so a disaster for anyone on a gluten or dairy-free diet. So I was particularly pleased with this version which includes neither – but still tastes deliciously fishy and has a proper paté texture.

Serves 4



  • 200g old potatoes, well scrubbed
  • 1 scant tbsp coconut oil, dairy-free spread or olive oil
  • approx 100ml soya or oat cream
  • 4–5 anchovies, depending on size and 1 tbsp of oil from the tin
  • 1 large fillet of peppered smoked mackerel
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed


  1. Cut up the potatoes and steam till well cooked and turn into a warmed bowl.
  2. Mash with a masher or ricer along with the coconut oil, spread or olive oil and the soya or oat cream.
  3. Chop the anchovies really small with a knife or a scissor and add to the potato along with their oil.
  4. Beat with a wooden spoon until relatively smooth – you do want it to have some texture.
  5. You should not need any further seasoning but taste to make sure.
  6. Serve with thinly sliced rye or dark gluten-free bread, gluten/wheat-free crackers or toast or crudités.

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