Mackerel Mummies

Mackerel Mummies

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1 minute

Serves: 4


  • 110g can smoked mackerel, flaked
  • 1 tortilla wrap
  • 1tsp light mayonnaise
  • Few snips of chives
  • 4 baby gem lettuce leaves

To make this super simple (but scarily spooky) snack...

  1. Slice the tortilla wrap into long, thin strips about 5mm wide.
  2. Mash the mackerel and shape into 4 ‘mummies’. Gently wrap the tortilla strips around each mummy, folding the ends underneath and leaving space for the eyes.
  3. Pipe 2 small dollops of mayonnaise onto each ‘mummy’ to make the eyes and top each with a small piece of chive. Serve each on a lettuce leaf.

Tip: Toasting your ‘mummies’ in a hot, dry frying pan for 20 seconds on each side will firm up the wrap and give them an authentic aged look. As an alternative to mayonnaise, use low-fat soft cheese, soured cream or tomato ketchup.

For Hallowe'en, decorate with eyeballs, spiders and cobwebs and your spooky scene will be ghoulishly great!