Nutty Smoked Mackerel Fishmas Loaf | Healthy Diet

Nutty Smoked Mackerel Fishmas Loaf

Forget the turkey and sprouts – this Nutty Smoked Makerel Fishmas Loaf is low carb, low sugar and high in fibre and iron. This is a great way to change up your Christmas dinner! 

Take a look at the recipe here.

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Serves: 4  Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
cals 628
Nutty Smoked Mackerel Fishmas Loaf


  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 3 to 4 shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a handful of curly parsley, chopped
  • 160-200g ready to eat smoked mackerel
  • 2 large potatoes, approx 150g, peeled and chopped
  • 70g walnuts
  • 50g almonds
  • 50g wasabi nuts
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 50ml sunflower oil
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp Cornish fiery peppered sea salt
  • 1 tsp Cornish sea salt with lemon and thyme
  • For decoration: cranberry sauce, 20g chopped walnuts, 20g fresh cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C / Gas Mark 7.
  2. Chop the shallots and sauté until they are beginning to brown.
  3. Add the chestnut mushrooms, stirring occasionally until cooked.
  4. Mix the parsley into the shallots and mushroom mixture, then remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.
  5. Chop up the walnuts, almonds, and wasabi nuts into various sized pieces (use food processor for easiest and best results), leave 20g of walnuts aside for decoration.
  6. Boil the potatoes until they are soft. Drain and then roughly mash with a fork making sure to leave in some lumps. Set aside to cool.
  7. Peel the skin off the mackerel, cut along middle fat line and remove any small bones. Cut mackerel into irregular pieces of between 1.5cm and 4cm.
  8. Add the smoked mackerel, shallots, mushrooms, chopped nuts and mashed potatoes to a bowl and combine well. Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture while you are mixing.
  9. Add the Cornish fiery pepper sea salt and the lemon and thyme sea salts and mix well.
  10. Line a 900g bread baking tin with oil, mix together the breadcrumb and sunflower seeds and coat the inside of the tin so all sides and bottom are covered, ensuring an even spread.
  11. Place the fish mixture into the tin, pressing lightly to ensure it is evenly distributed in the tin.
  12. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, the remove from the oven and let stand it for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and slicing into 5cm wide slices.
  13. Decorate with cranberry sauce, walnuts and chopped cranberries.

This Nutty Smoked Mackerel Fishmas Loaf recipe has been provided by Cornish Sea Salt.

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