Dips and Pestos

Smoked salmon patè with black pepper crackers.

December 19, 2014 (Last Updated: February 14, 2016)

Smoked salmon patè with black pepper crackers www.insidetherustickitchen.com

I absolutely love smoked salmon, especially at Christmas time. So what could be better than smoked salmon patè? It’s so indulgent and luxurious (and addictive) making this the perfect recipe for parties, entertaining, new year or even on Christmas Day as finger food. After craving smoked salmon for a few days, this really hit the spot and it’s so easy to make.



100g Scottish smoked salmon
125g good quality soft cream cheese
Lemon, squeeze
Salt and pepper, to season

200g plain flour
50g cold butter, cubed
5 tbsp water
Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 180 degreesC. To make the patè, put the smoked salmon and cream cheese in a bowl and blend together with a hand blender until it is a nice, smooth consistency. Add a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt and pepper, set aside.

Now to make the crackers, place the flour,butter, pinch of salt and large grating of pepper in a bowl. Using your fingers mix the butter through the flour. Now add 3-4tbsp of water and bring the dough together. It’s important not to get it too wet. Once you’ve formed it in a ball add another tbsp of water so it all comes together nicely but not wet or sticky.

Now roll out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle as thin as possible. Pick all over with a fork and lightly brush with water. Cut into squares and place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and serve with patè. Enjoy!
Smoked salmon patè with black pepper crackers www.insidetherustickitchen.com




  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    November 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    You have 2 of my favorite things there. I adore salmon and homemade crackers are my newest “thing”.
    I’m really looking forward to trying these both out!

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      November 9, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Thank you so much, I absolutely love this paté it’s hard not to devour the whole bowl!

  • Reply
    December 20, 2014 at 12:53 am

    This is perfect for holiday parties!!! Looks delicious!
    Plus the photo of the pate’ in the ceramic bowl with lemons drawn on it is lovely!!

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