Smoked Salmon & Avocado Pate

eat with lettuce leaves, or with a spoon from a jar

eat with lettuce leaves, or with a spoon from a jar

Oh how times have changed.

In my early twenties I was rabidly pescatarian (and I do mean rabidly. There wasn’t a fish alive that was safe from my belly).

I was probably the salmon's top predator

I was probably the salmon’s top predator

But now, what with the Gulf oil spill and the Fukushima meltdown, I can’t find a good, reliable source and struggle to get it into my diet.

I love it when a bowl of good fats comes together

I love it when a bowl of good fats comes together

The salmon used here is wild-caught and Scottish so I’ve no qualms about feeding it to my family and very pleased to be getting all the lovely benefits of those omega-3 fatty acids.

this salad went into my belly shortly after this photo was taken

this salad went into my belly shortly after this photo was taken

I’ve teamed it with avocado for an extra hit of good fats and the result is a rich, salty, creamy pate that goes with just about everything.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Pate (makes about 2 cups)

  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup mashed avocado
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened (I left mine at room temp for 30 mins)
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • black pepper
  1. Grill the salmon for a minute until it turns opaque. Remove and let cool.
  2. Thoroughly mix together the cream cheese, lemon juice and avocado.
  3. Flake in the salmon and stir. Season with a generous helping of black pepper and serve, or chill in the fridge. It should keep for up to 3 days.

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7 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon & Avocado Pate

  1. Oooo, that looks good! And just the lunch dish to hint that spring is on it’s way, while still using winter-friendly ingredients. I think I might pair this with the tangerine martini from ‘gluten-free zen’ and survive the Big Storm quite happily:)

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