Here are some smoked fish spread recipes. The basic recipe calls for smoked mackerel, but you can use any smoked fish you prefer, trout, salmon - depending on your budget! The photo above is smoked salmon. It is a very tasty, quick and simple method of making a fish pate and it makes a great seafood appetizer if you serve it on toast. It's also versatile - you could serve a salad, some fresh crusty bread and it would make a good lunch for four people - or one glutton!