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Based on this recipe.

cost: £2 serves: 2-4
serve on smaller croutons or crackers as a starter or appetizer

2 fillets smoked mackerel
100 ml crème fraîche or soured cream
1 T horseradish
half a lemon
black pepper
1 small bunch spring onions chopped

Remove the skin from the mackerel and place in a bowl. Flake apart with a fork, then stir in the cream, horseradish, and the juice of half a lemon. Add black pepper and spring onions and mix. Serve on freshly toasted bread for a light meal.


My own recipe.

cost: £2 serves: 1
a nice alternative to tuna pasta salad

2 good handfuls of salad leaves
1/2 C cooked pasta, chilled
2 t mayonnaise or a drizzle of olive oil
1/4 bell pepper, diced
1 green onion, chopped
1 whole carrot, grated
2 T cheese, grated
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small fillet salmon, cooked and chilled
cracked black pepper

Layer ingredients in order. You can use a few scoops of a prepared layered cheese pasta salad instead for a quick alternative, but be aware of the amount of mayonnaise in the salad. Flake the salmon over the top of the salad, discarding any skin. Crack over with pepper.

cost: varies based on cheese serves: as many as you wish!
this is a great spread to lay out for brunch and snack on all day

A sturdy loaf of brown or malted bread (we chose La Brea Walnut loaf)
Melton Mowbray pork pies
Sliced tart apples
Sliced pears
Cherry tomatoes
Salad leaves
Ploughman’s pickle
A varied selection of cheeses which can include:
– Blue cheese
– Strong cheddar
– Swiss or Emmental
– Smoked cheese (we like strongly-smoked Polish Oscypek which you can find at Tesco)
– Mild white cheese like Port Salut, Muenster, or Cheshire
– Fruited cheese like Wensleydale

Serve with a variety of real ales and ciders. A nice choice is Innis & Gunn oak aged ale.