smoked mackerel sandwich filler

Long time no see! I have to admit last couple months I was quite naughty with my eating habits. And let me tell you I didn’t like it. I had a hectic time, but finally I can start arranging my food photo shoot spot in a new place. Although I’m really sad I couldn’t enjoy Summer cooking in full and share it with you, I’m looking forward to Autumn to prepare some more delicious food in my new kitchen.

In the meantime I have very quick, simple but absolutely delicious smoked mackerel sandwich filler. I got smoked mackerel from a friend – hand caught and smoked. Mackerel is one of my favourite fish – it’s full of healthy fats, and I love fatty fish 🙂 I had couple of homemade sour pickled cucumbers in my fridge (sour pickled cucumbers are characteristic for my country, you might not like them at all, you can use vinegar pickled cucumbers, it’s not going to be the same, but should also be really tasty). Adding pickled cucumbers is an important step. Mackerel and eggs are quite insipid, so we need something more sharp and spicy – cucumbers, onion and a bit of mustard will go perfectly with it. Preparation is really simple the only boring step is to get rid of all of the fish-bones.

You can use it as a sandwich filler, it taste great on toasts and for bread free options – just grab a big crunchy salad leaf and use it as a wrap. You can also use it as a filler to all kinds of party snacks if you don’t mind fishy taste and smell 🙂

smoked mackerel sandwich filler


  • 1 smoked mackerel
  • 1-2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 small brown onion
  • 1-2 sour pickled cucumbers
  • mayonnaise
  • 1/2-1 tsp mustard
  • freshly ground black pepper


Carefully get rid of all the fish-bones. Place mackerel in a bowl or container and mash it using a fork. If you didn’t get rid of all the bones they will come out when mashing, so you will be able to take them all out.

Finely chop onion and egg. Depending of the size of your fish you can add one or two eggs. Also finely chop sour pickled cucumbers. Combine all ingredients together, adding mayonnaise, black pepper and mustard. Add mustard to taste, if you have very spicy mustard you’ll need just a half a teaspoon.

Use as a sandwich filler, it also taste great on the toast. For bread free option use big and crunchy salad leaves as a wrap.


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