These pate stuffed mushrooms are a delicious and easy starter. They also make the perfect buffet food for a party. Read on to get the recipe.
I am always on the lookout for quick and easy snacks that are perfect for a starter, party food or just something to eat when you feel hungry. Pate stuffed mushrooms combine two of my favourite starters, pate and mushrooms. Together they make a delicious taste sensation that will have you coming back for more.
Pate stuffed mushrooms are really easy to make. They do look as if you have made some effort so are an ideal starter for a dinner party. First, preheat your oven to 200C. Get your mushrooms and remove the stalks. Chop the stalks into small pieces with some sage, parsley and oregano. You can use whichever fresh herbs you fancy to change the flavour. A little seasoning with salt and pepper will help bring out the flavour. Mix the stalk mixture with the pate.
Next melt some butter and use a pastry brush to brush this on the mushrooms. Stuff the mushrooms with the pate and bake in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes. If you want to be a little more fancy you could add some breadcrumbs to the top of the pate before baking. Put on a plate to serve.
Small mushrooms are ideal for a bite-sized snack. You could also use large portabello mushrooms for a more impressive starter. The flavour of the mushrooms will vary depending on the type of pate you choose.
I recently found out about some new pates which Wild and Game have just brought out. These are a grouse, brandy and herb pate and a pheasant, pistachio and port pate. I was looking forward to trying them out so tried them in my mushrooms.
Wild and Game is a not-for-profit business that is aiming to turn the UK into a nation of game lovers. When was the last time you tried pheasant or even grouse? These once popular British dishes are not so easy to find in the supermarket. Wild and Game aim to change this with a range of sausage rolls, pasties, pies and sausages and now pates. The products are available from their website and they aim to move into supermarkets in the long term.
These pates are delicious. I couldn’t tell you which I preferred as I loved both of them. While you could taste the game flavour it was not overpowering and the other ingredients in the pate complemented them perfectly. Both of these pates would make a perfect addition to a party table. They are ideal for Christmas with their unusual and delicious flavours.
Pate is a versatile ingredient which you can use in a lot of different ways. One of my favourites is to spread it on French bread. The soft pate works well with the crusty bread to make a lunch
You can also use it as a dip with carrots, celery sticks or tortilla chips. Pate also makes a lovely addition to a cheese board with grapes, cheese and crackers. What is your favourite way to serve pate? Let me know below.
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What’s your favourite mushroom recipe? Let me know below.
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I was sent some samples of pate to try. My opinions are my own.