This little gem has been my entertaining go-to for years. It really is as easy as 1-2-3 so I couldn’t resist calling it that.
Have friends coming round for an impromptu visit? Grandparents coming for dinner but you haven’t been to the store? This is whipped up in mere seconds. It always receives so many compliments too, that it’s almost embarrassing considering that it took hardly any effort to throw together.
I ordered a version of this at a nice restaurant recently, and paid quite a price for it. In my head I was thinking that it wasn’t as good as mine, which as well as being very simple, also costs next to nothing.
You could make the very basic version of this which is a smoked fish, cream cheese and lemon. Or you could customise it by adding all sorts of delicious ingredients: chopped chives, capers, lemon zest, chopped herbs. Smoked mackerel is another nice fish to use. I’ve been making versions of this for years and I think they are all just as good as the very basic version.