Quick Smoked Salmon Pâté

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Quick Smoked Salmon Pate
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This is a wonderful quick, yet delicious Smoked Salmon Pâté. Serve the Pâté as a starter with salad and oatcakes on a board as shown in the photo or blend and use to make elegant canapés.
Recipe type: Starters
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6
  • 255g/9oz smoked salmon (salmon trimmings work well)
  • 110g/4oz cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons double cream
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 lemon sliced for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (plus some extra chives to sprinkle over the top)
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Depending how you are going to serve your pate, either in a dish with crackers around, or individual servings prepare your containers. If you are serving as individual starters line individual ramekins with cling wrap.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until it has a consistency that you desire.
  3. Blend longer for a smoother pate or pulse for a courser pate.
  4. Add some pepper but not salt as the smoked salmon will already be salty.
  5. Spoon into containers.
You can substitute lime and coriander instead of lemon and chives for a little twist on the traditional.
You can also substitute mackerel for salmon, increase the lemon juice to counteract the fishier taste. logo