Smoked Mackerel Fish Spread

Smoked Fish Spread

Smoked Mackerel Fish Spread
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Smoked Mackerel Fish Spread

Serves: 4-6 people           Cook Time: 45 minutes      Prep Time: 3.5  Hours        Difficulty: Easy 

Fresh caught mackerel is one of the best tasting fish in the ocean.  It is absolutely incredible when marinated, smoked and prepared as a fish spread.  Smoked mackerel fish spread is great for entertaining, hanging out or just as a late night snack.  Serve with your favorite cracker and some lemon wedges.


4 Spanish Mackerel fillets with the skin left on
¾ cup of milk
½  cup soy sauce
⅓  cup raw honey
4 oz cream cheese
2 Tbls of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbls minced roasted red pepper
2 tsp sour cream
1 tsp bottled horseradish
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
½  tsp ground cayenne pepper
¾ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp salt


  1. Soak your fillets in the milk meat side down in a large roasting pan for 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours remove fillets from the milk and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Marinate fish in the soy sauce, honey and Lemon juice for ½ an hour
  4. Light and prepare your smoker
  5. Place fish skin side down in the smoker for 30 minutes at 225 degrees.
  6. Once your fish is cooked through skin and flake fish
  7. Mix fish with remaining ingredients and chill for 4 to 6 hours


King Mackerel or Bluefish can be substituted.  Preferred wood is 3 cherry wood chunks soaked overnight.

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