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.
More delicious recipes featuring Salmon:
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!
Smoked Salmon Pate
- 150 g hot smoked salmon pieces or trout
- 1 teaspoon butter cold
- 1 ½ teaspoon brandy or cognac
- ⅓ cup thickened cream
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- cayenne pepper and spring onion optional
For accuracy, we recommend weighing your ingredients. This will produce the best results.
- 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 nutritional information is an estimate only, and is derived from online calculators. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
So delicious and perfect for the holidays!
Thank you, Rosario!
Really easy and a beautiful taste – we served with some toasted pita bread and some cornichon.
That sounds delicious, Marcie! Thank you for letting me know!
Easy and delicious!
Thank you so much, Audrey!
I made this as part of a table spread for a small get together and this was the first thing that disappeared! I served this with some salt and pepper crackers and added some capers to it. It was a hit!
Rachel, I am delighted to hear that the Smoked Salmon Pate was a hit at your gathering. Thank you for letting me know. 🙂
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
We love dips in our house. This salmon pate made a great dip for our party – everyone enjoyed it!
Thank you so much!
What a simple and delicious appetizer for the entire family. I loved this.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments. 🙂
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 🙂
Thank you for the lovely comment, Sylvie. This is great for a party; it’s always a winner. 🙂
This is so tasty! I love this dip!
It’s perfect for a summer BBQ Bree. Enjoy! 🙂
This is so good. I love this dip, and it is perfect to enjoy with some crackers.
Hi Owen, this would be great with some crackers. Enjoy! 🙂