Pâté recipes

Pâté recipes

26 Recipes

Indulge yourself with our top pâté recipes. From fish, meat or vegetarian smooth parfaits to rustic terrines, there's a range of pâtés to choose from.

Chicken liver & pineau pâté

4.76

(25 ratings)

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

Gordon's rustic pâté

4.473685

(19 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

Chicken liver parfait

0

(0 ratings)

Get your dinner party off to a great start with a silky-smooth chicken liver parfait. Serve with toasted brioche and a sweet chutney for an indulgent starter
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Velvety duck liver parfait

4.727275

(11 ratings)

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

Ham hock & mustard terrine

3.636365

(11 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

Smoked salmon terrine

4

(9 ratings)

A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

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

Country terrine

4

(5 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

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 pâté

4.8

(5 ratings)

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

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

Chicken liver & mushroom nests

5

(2 ratings)

The rich earthy taste of mushroom pâté powers through these delicious little Christmas stuffing treats
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Kipper pâté

4.666665

(3 ratings)

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

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

Liver parfait with Sauternes jelly

5

(1 rating)

This rich and silky smooth pâté is topped with a layer of Sauternes jelly - swap chicken livers for duck, if you prefer
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

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