Mackerel is high in healthful omega-3 fatty acids, and smoked mackerel is delicious, on its own or used in recipes. It’s sold in vacuum-sealed packages, like smoked salmon, and can be found in specialty food stores, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s.
Here are some ideas for using it:
Scramble with eggs and sauteed onions.
Put in a hash with potatoes and onions (add the mackerel late, when the potatoes are almost done).
Add it to green salads with a citrus vinaigrette, or with citrus segments and a mustardy vinaigrette.
Make a smoked mackerel stew: use a recipe for Manhattan clam chowder, replacing the clams with mackerel.
Make a pate by pureeing with cream, lemon juice, and melted butter.
Combine with cream cheese, sliced green onions, and a dash of lemon juice, and eat on crackers.