This is a really simple recipe that is a taste sensation. Packed full of protein and essential fats, it’s a nutritional hit too.

Recipe from The Vital Nutrition Cookbook.


  • 1 pack of smoked, peppered mackerel fillets
  • 3-4 tblsp of cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp horseradish sauce
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon


  1. Remove the skin from the mackerel. Place in a large bowl or food processor.
  2. Add the cottage cheese, horseradish sauce and lemon juice and zest and mash with a fork or blitz in your food processor until you have your preferred consistency.
  3. Serve on oatcakes for a tasty snack or quick lunch.