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Smoked Mackerel must be eaten now apparently...

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Firstworddinosaur Tue 01-Jan-19 16:16:46

Happy New Year all! First time poster on FOOD. I've bought smoked mackerel from Tesco to make dinner. I'm only cooking for one so wanted to save half for tomorrow but the packet says once open use IMMEDIATELY and don't freeze. What's the harm in wrapping up a fridging till tomorrow? I'm scared of fish!

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donajimena Tue 01-Jan-19 16:18:08

I'd follow the advice. Its there for a reason

welshweasel Tue 01-Jan-19 16:18:58

What ridiculous advice. Of course you can keep one until tomorrow.

Passthepigs Tue 01-Jan-19 16:19:44

Just wrap up well and it will be fine tomorrow!

SexNotJenga Tue 01-Jan-19 16:19:52

I'd cook both now and (if there's any left) reheat leftovers tomorrow. I love smoked mackerel. Enjoy your dinner, OP.

AgentProvocateur Tue 01-Jan-19 16:20:24

Of course it will be fine tomorrow.

SteakPie Tue 01-Jan-19 16:21:04

I' ve kept it overnight before.

00100001 Tue 01-Jan-19 16:21:33

i'd just put it in the fridge and eat it tomorrow -but i have a cast iron gut.

Firstworddinosaur Tue 01-Jan-19 16:59:03

Thanks everyone. I usually follow manufacturers guidelines but this seemed excessive and you mostly agree so dinner is cooking and the rest of the mackerel back in the fridge for tomorrow!

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ninjawarriorsocks Tue 01-Jan-19 17:03:34

I always keep smoked mackerel for a day or two in the fridge - confused surely it’s already preserved so it’s not like fresh fish?

Firstworddinosaur Tue 01-Jan-19 17:05:01

Exactly my inclination ninja, what can happen that it needs to be eaten IMMEDIATELY?

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SteakPie Tue 01-Jan-19 17:19:18

Maybe they have had complaints that it stinks out the fridge! I put it in a covered dish.

LifeBeginsNow Tue 01-Jan-19 17:19:31

What are you having with the mackerel? I've only ever picked at a fillet and never had it with anything.

Firstworddinosaur Tue 01-Jan-19 17:30:25

Lifebegins it's lovely hot with some red pesto on top, spinach and new potatoes. Like a warm salad.

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Firstworddinosaur Tue 01-Jan-19 17:42:03

Steakpie I agree so it's wrapped and Tupperwared!

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LifeBeginsNow Tue 01-Jan-19 21:10:18

That does sound nice! I think I'll pick some things up on the weekend. Got to be better than my current chocolate diet!

bobstersmum Tue 01-Jan-19 21:14:44

I want kippers now!

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 01-Jan-19 23:44:24

Smoked mackerel pate is one of my favourite things in the world.

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