Smoked Mackerel Fillets with Smoked Cod’s Roe Sauce

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Appears in
A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

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Smoked mackerel can be bought or ordered from most good fishmongers – it is always moist and full of flavour. It is good eaten just filleted with lemon juice squeezed over it But for a change this is a delicious way to use it.


  • 1 large or 2 smaller smoked mackerel
  • 8 oz cream cheese (225


Cut the mackerel open and take out the flesh leaving the skin and bones. Arrange the pieces of fish in a shallow dish. Into a bowl put the cream cheese, smoked cod’s roe (if you buy it in a piece take the skin off first) and the lemon juice and mash up very thoroughly with a fork; if you have a liquidiser it is much easier to do it in that and makes a smoother sauce. Add a lot of black pepper a