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Smoked mackerel pâté with pane toscano and baby leaf salad
I love pâté as a starter, and this one is so easy to make. You just take a packet of smoked mackerel fillets, mash them with the juice of a lemon and then stir in half a tub of crème fraîche. For me it was a good way to use up lemon halves from those photographs earlier in the week. I decided not to use a blender, as it’s nice to have some texture in the pâté. 
The bread is some very fancy pane toscano from Waitrose, which the packet said was some type of saltless italian toasting bread. It did stay lovely and crisp once toasted, even after I’d spent ten minutes faffing around taking photographs, so I’d definitely recommend it if you can get hold of any. 
This went beautifully with a cold glass of sparkling wine :) 

Smoked mackerel pâté with pane toscano and baby leaf salad

I love pâté as a starter, and this one is so easy to make. You just take a packet of smoked mackerel fillets, mash them with the juice of a lemon and then stir in half a tub of crème fraîche. For me it was a good way to use up lemon halves from those photographs earlier in the week. I decided not to use a blender, as it’s nice to have some texture in the pâté. 

The bread is some very fancy pane toscano from Waitrose, which the packet said was some type of saltless italian toasting bread. It did stay lovely and crisp once toasted, even after I’d spent ten minutes faffing around taking photographs, so I’d definitely recommend it if you can get hold of any. 

This went beautifully with a cold glass of sparkling wine :) 

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