Smoked Salmon Pate

AlexandraGluten Free, Nibbles and Small Bites, Starters196 Comments

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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.

Smoked Salmon Pate
Smoked Salmon Pate

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:

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

Alex xx

Smoked Salmon Pate
Smoked Salmon Pate

Smoked Salmon Pate

Smoked Salmon Pate – a delicious dip made with very few ingredients! It will be a hit at your dinner parties.
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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


  • 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


  • 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. 


* 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.


Calories: 125kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 80mg | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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196 Comments on “Smoked Salmon Pate”

  1. I hot smoke salmon fairly often because I have a stove-top smoker. But I’ve never used it for an appetizer! I’m not sure why… I’ve use every other kind of salmon, and combined them as well, like lox and grilled salmon for appetizer pates or spreads. I love this idea! Thanks!

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  3. 5 stars
    Oh Wow! This look delicious and I am feeling hungry. Will definitely going to try this smoked salmon. Recipe looks easy and doable

  4. 5 stars
    What an original recipe, Alex! I dont think I’ve ever seen a Pate that wasnt made with meat, and I LOVE it!! Definitely would be a great dish to serve to a party πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    This looks so tasty! I think this would be really great served at a summer BBQ – I know I would love it!

  6. 5 stars
    That looks so good, I bet it taste great, I really love salmon, I think tt would a great dip for my crackers.

  7. 5 stars
    Wow, such an easy and delicious recipe to make. I am going to prepare this on Sunday for our Mother’s Day celebration and I am sure they will like it.

  8. 5 stars
    That smoked salmon pate looks so yum! I’m allergic to salmon but my friends are going to love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe with is!

    1. Thank you Ana, I’m so sorry that you won’t be able to enjoy the Pate but it’s very generous of you to make it for your friends. I hope they enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  9. 5 stars
    I love salmon for its benefits on health and I am so glad my son adores it! Smoked food is my favourite kind! πŸ˜€ Such a great recipe!

  10. Salmon is 1000% my favorite food on the face of the planet. PLANET I tell you. Which is why, if I were at your party, YEP. I would probably take this bowl and head to a corner to have an intimate conversation with it, haahahhaah!

  11. 5 stars
    Salmon is our favorite at home. We find it very tasty and healthy as well.
    Definitely we will follow your recipe πŸ˜€

  12. It looks absolutely delicious but I am pretty sure some of those ingredients aren’t even available where I live. “Carrot hummus”? Can’t say I have ever seen that. lol

    1. Hi John! The Carrot Hummus is a homemade dip – just another recipe suggested in the post. The Salmon Pate only needs these 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

      All the best, Alex

  13. Daily I look forward to your recipes. They are so yummy and easy to make. I will try this one on Saturday. Thank you so much.

  14. MMM…this looks yummy! I’ve never had pate before and this looks great and the recipe seems simple enough. I’m up for trying it for my next dinner party.

  15. This is a great dish to have when company comes over as something to eat with a nice glass of wine. I love salmon so this is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing, I will definitely save this recipe for future use.

  16. 5 stars
    It’s so easy to prepare the recipe … just a nice blend and garnish? I love meals that take the least time to prepare. And it looks so good with bread.

  17. 5 stars
    I haven’t tried making anything something like this. But I think I should give a try. I don’t know what I’m missing. ?

  18. 5 stars
    I am such a big fan of pates!!!! Usually I am too lazy to make one, so just pick up from the market, but this one was too good not to try. Absolutely delicious and recipe is easy to follow! Thanks for sharing dear! x

  19. 5 stars
    I had no idea this would be so easy to make! I admit, I always buy the store bought dip. Now I feel like I can definitely do this myself!

  20. Oh wow. This smoked salmon pate would be a great snacking dip! Better than the prepared ones you can buy at the store. I am saving the recipe and making this soon.

  21. 5 stars
    You know there was a time that I didn’t like smoked salmon! But today I love it and I know I’d love this pate. Definitely keep this one in mind next time a need a good appetiser.

    1. Thanks Lorraine, this is a great standby, able to be whizzed up in minutes. My favourite kind of appetiser. Hope you’re having a wonderful time in Portugal. πŸ™‚

  22. 5 stars
    Oooh, girl. You are my new best friend! I LOVE salmon pate, but I’ve never tried making it at home. I’ve tried a few of your recipes, and they’re always great. I KNOW this one will be, too!

    1. Thank you so much Stacie for the lovely comments. I am delighted that you have enjoyed the recipes. I look forward to hearing when you try the Smoked Salmon Pate. πŸ™‚

    1. It is Kim, perfect for when you don’t have much time to spare. I often serve it on Christmas day when there are so many things to think of. It certainly reduces stress. πŸ™‚

  23. 5 stars
    This sounds like an awesome appetizer, Alexandra! As soon as I saw ‘smoked salmon,’ I knew I was in! There was a restaurant back in Atlanta (Laura and I used to live there) that had an amazing smoked salmon spread appetizer. This recipe totally reminds me of that one! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you David, it is the perfect appetiser to make when you’re short of time. I hope that it lives up to the memory of a dish that you previously tried. πŸ™‚

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