Pâté recipes

    Find recipes for traditonal chicken liver pâtés, plus mackerel, pilchard and smoked salmon pâtés. We even have vegetarian pates made with mushrooms, lentils or peas.

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    9 reviews

    A family recipe, this pate has a roux base, and is softer than geletine based pate, making it great for spreading on toast. Pate is a flexible dish - this could be made with lamb or calf liver, or peppers could be mixed in with the onions

    Recipe by: zeimusu

    55 reviews

    I got this recipe from a winery at a tasting. It is so delicious on baguette with some wine. For a chunkier consistency, you can fold in additional chopped walnuts at the end. I couldn't stop eating it at the tasting and neither could any of the other tasters!

    Recipe by: w

    3 reviews

    This smoked mackerel pâté is absolutely divine. We have been working on this recipe for many years to get it right and have achieved a rich consistency and a smooth texture, perfect for those who love fish and shy away from the more traditional liver pâté. Best served on crusty bread at the beach.

    Recipe by: DanaT

    4 reviews

    This gorgeous pheasant terrine recipe has been in our family for years and is always requested during the shooting season when there is an abundance of pheasant. This recipe also works great for partridge and grouse in place of the pheasant. Serve with some fresh crusty bread and a nice chutney.

    Recipe by: SarahR

    2 reviews

    This fresh salmon pâté is simple and quick to make. Served with a refreshing watercress salad and crisp Melba toasts or thinly sliced rye bread, it is an excellent starter before a vegetable or grain-based dish.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    29 reviews

    This is a cooked pate made with veggies and seeds. It's filling and great to make when you're expecting some vegetarian guests. It's up to you if you want to change the herbs for spices, such as curry or chilli powder.

    Recipe by: Paula

    2 reviews

    This pate combines the health benefits of oily fish and nuts, a combination which goes surprisingly well together. It can be eaten as a lunch or snack on bread or toast and takes minutes to prepare from canned fish. Sardines or any other oily fish could be substituted for mackerel.

    Recipe by: ggaylmer

    1 review

    This is a great dish to serve smoked mackerel in a different way with warm toast and butter with a side salad. This dish reminds me of winter Sunday afternoons sat in front of the fire. The amount of pate this recipe makes is sufficient to serve 4 to 6.

    Recipe by: DorsetJammer

    2 reviews

    A fantastically easy fish pâté that's also really cheap. Makes a great appetiser for parties. Serve with oatcakes. Serves 4 to 6 as a starter.

    Recipe by: Phloxygen

    4 reviews

    Smoked mackerel gives wonderful flavour to this recipe. Serve with crackers, toast or fresh crusty bread. The pâté can be made milder by the addition of more mascarpone or cream cheese.

    Recipe by: Karen C

    2 / 10

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