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Smoked Salmon Pate

Smoked Salmon Pate

My Smoked Salmon Pate is a delicious appetiser. It is a dish that you can prepare in just ten minutes, or less if you work quickly!! I love to serve this when I have friends or family over – even those who are not huge seafood fans can’t resist this creamy, flavoursome dip!

For this recipe, I use Hot Smoked Salmon pieces, which provide a delicious flavour to the pate.

I prefer to use this as opposed to regular cold Smoked Salmon slices. I find that the Hot Smoked Salmon has a better texture. It is also delicious flaked into salads, such as my Broccoli Stem and Carrot Salad. Whereas, in my recipe for Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets, I prefer to use the cold smoked variety. The difference between the two varieties lies in the smoking temperature.

To prepare this delicious appetiser is simple.

I begin by removing the skin from the salmon pieces. I then place all of the ingredients into a small blender. The pate is blended until a smooth consistency. I then place it into a serving dish and garnish with some spring onions or chives and cayenne pepper.

This dish can be prepared the day before it is required; I recommend garnishing just before serving.

It is perfect served with a glass of champagne or wine! I like to serve with some toasted bread and crudites.

Do you love pate and dip as much as we do? If so, in addition to this recipe, I recommend having a look at these other fabulous dip recipes:

  • Whipped Feta
  • Roasted Capsicum Pesto
  • Green Goddess Dip
  • Easy Hummus
  • Caramelised Onion Dip
  • The Best Baba Ganoush
  • Avocado, Yoghurt and Mint Dip
  • Roasted Carrot Hummus
  • Cannellini Bean Dip

So do tell me, will you give this Smoked Salmon Pate a try? Let me know in the comments below what you think!

Enjoy!
Alex xx

Smoked Salmon Pate
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Smoked Salmon Pate

Smoked Salmon Pate – a delicious dip made with very few ingredients! It will be a hit at your dinner parties.
Course Appetiser, Nibbles, Starter
Cuisine European
Keyword avocado dip, delicious, easy, gluten free, homemade, hot smoked salmon, pate, simple, smoked salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 125kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 150 g hot smoked salmon pieces or trout
  • 1 tsp butter cold
  • 1 1/2 tsp brandy or cognac
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

To Serve:

  • cayenne pepper and spring onion optional

Instructions

  • Peel the skin from your smoked salmon pieces. Discard the skin.
  • Put all of the ingredients into a small blender, and blend until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Put the pate in a serving dish, and garnish with cayenne pepper and/or finely sliced spring onion. I like to serve with toasted bread, but it is also delicious with crackers or crudites. 

Notes

* The dip itself is gluten-free and can be served with gluten-free crackers or crudites as required.
* It can be made the day before – just save the garnish until serving.
* Use good quality hot smoked salmon pieces – it will give you more flavour and better texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 80mg | Vitamin A: 7.1% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 1.8%

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