<p>Hosting a gathering, party or any other event comes with great responsibility. But it should also be fun, effortless and of course super delicious. We thought for a while what to prepare for such a special night as Christmas Eve. Mackerel tartare is a beautiful starter. Light, effortless with a lovely combination of fresh raw mackerel, fresh herbs and citrus flavour. It is super important to get fresh fish, and prepare it as soon as possible. </p>
Chop the mackerel roughly, place into a large bowl and mix with a good pinch of salt. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Prepare the mayonnaise. Finely chop the shallot, anchovy fillet and fresh herbs, place in small bowl together with lime zest, finely grated ginger, lime juice and mix well.
Remove the mackerel from the refrigerator. Add the shallot mixture spoon by spoon to the mackerel. Add 2 tbsp of mayonnaise and tabasco. Gently fold everything together, using a spoon. You should get a nice, silky and well combined mackerel tartare. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary with sea salt, black pepper and lime or lemon juice.
Top with smoked paprika and accompany with a slice of toasted sourdough bread, fresh salad leaves and salicornia. Serve immediately.