Mackerel Pâté with Shony and a Butter Seal

Mackerel Pate with Shony and a Seaweed Butter Seal

A simple and nutritiously delicious snack or starter. Very easy to make and even easier to eat.

Serves 6
Time 15 mins 

Shony seaweed is a mineral powerhouse which is used to season this dish. It perfectly compliments the omega 3s, fibre, vitamin D and Cs coming from the mackerel, oatcakes and lemon. 



  • 3 tsp Shony
  • 3 mackerel fillets (peppered or plain)
  • 1 tbsp of natural yogurt
  • Juice ½ large lemon, or to taste

Butter seal

  • 100g of butter

To Serve

  • Oatcakes or warm, crusty bread
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh parsley


  1. Put all of the ingredients for the pâté in a food processor and blitz until it’s of a desired consistency.
  2. Transfer into a dish you want to serve it from. Leave a centimetre or so at the top so you can pour in the butter later.
  3. For the seal, melt the butter in a pan (do not let it boil or burn).
  4. Pour the melted butter over the pâté.
  5. Put in the fridge to cool.
  6. Serve with warm crusty bread or oatcakes, lemon wedges and parsley.
  7. A suggestion, if serving on oatcakes and not warm bread, leave the pâté out until the butter seal has softened.

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