Mackerel Mummies

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 1 minute Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

This is a great little idea for a spooky ancient-Egyptian-themed lunchbox treat around Halloween

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The method

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!