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.

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