Christmas pate and terrine recipes

26 Recipes

Use up extra meat and budget cuts.

Chicken liver pâté

5

(1 rating)

James Martin's luxuriously rich dinner party starter can be made up to two days in advance for fuss-free entertaining - serve with toasted brioche, cornichons and chutney
  • 25 mins
  • More effort

Ham hock & mustard terrine

4

(8 ratings)

Cured slow-cooked pork is a great foundation for a coarse pâté style starter and can be made in advance
  • 4 hours
  • More effort

Game terrine

5

(1 rating)

John Torode shows how to prepare classic coarse set terrine with duck and mixed game of your choice
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

4.61184

(38 ratings)

A light, elegant make-ahead starter to ease you into the Christmas Day blow-out, or to kick off a dinner party menu
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Duck liver & gin parfait

3.666665

(3 ratings)

These individual portions of butter-topped paté can be frozen ahead for a dinner party with friends
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Velvety duck liver parfait

4.88889

(9 ratings)

A little parfait makes Christmas complete, try making your own with Barney's festive recipe
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Gordon's rustic pâté

4.430555

(18 ratings)

An impressive starter from Gordon Ramsay, that's surprisingly simple to put together. Make it a few days ahead to allow the flavours to develop
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Country terrine

3.916665

(3 ratings)

Whether served as a starter or part of a buffet, Barney's smart make-ahead terrine will be sure to impress
  • 12 hours
  • More effort

Chicken liver & raisin pâté

4.833335

(6 ratings)

This delicious, unashamedly rich starter is the sort of dish that makes entertaining stress-free, as it can be made up to three days ahead
  • 24 hours
  • More effort

Silky chicken liver parfait tart

4.666665

(3 ratings)

If you're not a confident pastry-maker, you can use shop-bought pastry - you'll find it easier to handle and the result will still be delicious
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Chicken liver & pineau pâté

4.727275

(22 ratings)

A rich, sweet pâté recipe using pineau - a sherry-like aperitif - great as a dinner party starter.
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Crispy duck & baked apples

4.607145

(21 ratings)

This rich, fruity recipe has just two ingredients - don't be put off by the cooking time, it's mostly walk-away time
  • 4 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Kipper pâté

3.75

(1 rating)

Whizz up sustainable smoked fish with horseradish, lemon and cream cheese, plus a little spinach for colour, then serve with toast as a light starter
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

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