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Creamy Mackerel and egg paste is a perfect low carb and high protein breakfast recipe for a busy morning. Super quick to make with no cooking involved, the oiliness of the Mackerel becomes a plus with mayonnaise and results in a creamy texture. It blends the rich smoky flavor that marries so well with gherkins and chives.

Mackerel is a popular oily fish consumed worldwide, and is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and contain wealth of essential vitamins and minerals.

Mackerel Nutrition per 100g – Calories: 305, Fat 25g, Carbs 0g, Protein 19g

Sea food, always works well on a low carb diet and especially when you can make something like this recipe in just 10 minutes or less.

If you are done with having bacon and eggs every morning since you started your low carb/keto diet then I welcome you to try out this recipe, its simply blissful.

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How To Make Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste

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What you’ll need

  • 4 eggs, hard boild
  • 7 oz. (200g) smoked mackerel
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 small pickled gherkins, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise, light
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt (or add more mayo)
  • bunch of chives, chopped

What You Need To Do

  1. Boil the eggs, let them cook and peel off the shells, then chop and place in a bowl.
  2. Clean the fish from bone and skin, then chop the meat and add to the bowl.
  3. Finely chop the onion and gherkins, and also add to he bowl.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, mix with the mayonnaise, yogurt and chopped chives.
  5. Serve with keto breads, fresh veggies, or on it’s own.

Blend it or Not

In my opinion if you plan to spread this paste over a toast or eat it as it is then keeping the fish flaky is my preference for texture. You can also use this paste as a dip then you might want to blend it. Blend the fish and mayonnaise (cream cheese if using) together and then mix other chopped ingredients later. Feel free to blend away, still delicious! NOTE: In case you are blending this recipe, then just add the boiled egg yolk and add the chopped whites later.

Optional Ingredients

While you the recipe laid out for you is just perfect, but if you want to create some variations then consider adding the below items which also goes well in the recipe.

  • Cream cheese (ups the fat macro value, add it in case you are not reaching your required fat intake to get into ketosis)
  • Use full fat mayonnaise instead light … just make sure the mayonnaise has no added sugar
  • Zest of lemon
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of horse radish cream
  • 2 teaspoons tabasco sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tabasco sauce

Remember none of the above ingredients is a must, I am just adding these because you might have them handy and may wish to use.

Can you make this in advance?

Smoked mackerel and egg paste can be made up to two days in advance. In fact, the paste is always tastier after a day or so as the flavours have time to marry. This is a perfect make ahead starter to either be served individually or topped on some blinis, crackers or toasts.

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    Yield: Serves: 4

    Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste

    Smoked Mackerel and Egg Paste

    Smoked mackerel and egg paste is super quick to make and delicious. You can make it two days in advance and bring to room temperature just before serving.

    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 4 eggs, hard boiled
    • 7 oz. (200g) smoked mackerel
    • 1 small pickled gherkins, chopped
    • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise, light
    • 2 tbsp. natural yogurt (or more mayo)
    • bunch of chives, chopped

    Instructions

    1. Boil the eggs, let them cool and peel off the shells, then chop and place in a bowl.
    2. Clean the fish from bone and skin, then chop the meat and add to the bowl.
    3. Finely chop the onion and gherkins, and also add to the bowl.
    4. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, mix with the mayonnaise, yogurt and chopped chives.
    5. Serve with bread, fresh veggies or on it's own.

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    Nutrition Information:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268 kcalTotal Fat: 23gCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 18g

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