After the beautiful sunshine enjoyed by parts of the country this Easter weekend, we’ve finally allowed our minds to wander to thoughts of summer, as we’re sure it must be just around the corner (take note, British weather!).
As well as planning our summer wardrobe and dreaming of that holiday we’ve been promising ourselves since last year, we’re also getting excited about the prospect of picnics in the park, balmy evenings dining al fresco, and even enjoying sandwiches and snacks outside on our lunch hour.
To embrace that feeling even more, Jo-Anne has devised a summery smoked salmon pâté to make mouths water at any social gathering. Straightforward and simple, this recipe is a sure-fire winner as it tastes like you’ve slaved away for hours over a hot stove.
Hot Smoked Salmon Pâté
2 fillets hot smoked salmon (skin removed)
100g crème fraiche
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp horseradish sauce
Pinch black pepper
- Place the all the ingredients into the Vitamix and blend on the first speed setting until the desired consistency is reached
- Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve with your choice of accompaniment
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Once made, simply pack this delicious snack into your picnic basket along with bread sticks, crudités or crusty bread, and find the perfect spot to relax and enjoy. The hardest part will be making sure you leave some for everybody else.
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