This is my cheap and easy smoked salmon Pâté. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and all you need is soft cheese, smoked salmon, 1 lemon, a bowl and a whisk.
This really is a great recipe for high tea or to just take on a picnic.
This Pâté is a great with crusty bread on crackers or in fancy finger sandwiches.
So what makes this recipe cheap? It’s simple instead of using very expensive premium grade smoked salmon it uses the trimmings. These are the bits that are cut away from other salmon to make it look nicer in the packet. Like normal salmon it comes in different quality’s but for this dish you can use the cheapest kind.
There is another advantage about using trimmings. They tend to be little bits which helps with the prep time. If they are larger bits you might need to dice them first.
So what you will need
- 60g of salmon trimmings
- 200g of soft cheese
- A few drops of lemon juice to taste
In a mixing bowl add your soft cheese and then the salmon, Add a few drops of lemon juice. Mix together with a whisk. This is a course Pâté and I want it to have actual chunks of salmon. The mixture should start to come together pretty quickly and will go a light shade of pink.
If you want a very smooth mixture the ingredients are the same just add it to a food processor on pulse for a few seconds. The food processor version is great for piping onto canopies.
I like to serve mine with a topping made with unmixed salmon trimmings and diced cucumber.
I really cannot recommend salmon trimmings enough. They are much cheaper than normal smoked salmon and can add a lot of flavor to dishes. They are also great with scrabbled egg and add a real feel of affordable luxury.
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