This salmon pâté is an old favourite, I think I found it in a festive magazine back when we lived in Glasgow and I used to make it ALL the time, it always goes down well when we had guests and is SO quick and easy to make!
It's pretty healthy too so I recently made some for a nice treat dinner that was still on plan for me!
Serves 4 as part of a meal (210 calories) or 8 as an appetiser, part of a buffet or snack (105 calories). It's great for parties as you can make it in advance!
350g hot smoked salmon fillets, skins removed
2 tbsp horseradish sauce
50ml reduced fat crème fraîche
zest & juice of 1-2 lemons
1 tbsp capers
1 tbsp chives, chopped
salt & pepper, to taste
Place the salmon, crème fraîche, horseradish and zest & juice of 1 lemon in a food processor. Season with salt & pepper and blitz until you have a rough paste. Don't go too far as you want to keep some texture to the salmon, it only takes a few seconds.
Taste and add more lemon juice and/or horseradish and seasoning if you feel it needs it. I like mine to be zingy so usually use 2 lemons.
Stir in the chopped chives and capers and serve with crusty bread or toasted sourdough. I add a salad if I'm having it as a meal. It's also delicious on toast for breakfast with an egg on top!