“A great pâté is always decadent and delicious.” Dean & Deluca.

Pâtés are the ultimate versatile food that can add a dash of excitement to any meal. Served with some freshly baked bread and a salad, it will provide a comforting lunch at short notice – this pâté tastes great the next day! It is a perfect match for a picnic and can be served as a canapé with some bubbly. Pâté is the reliable allrounder that will cheer up your inner child. 

Why are Mushrooms good for you?

Mushrooms are a great fungi to add to your diet as they are: fat-free, low-sodium, low-calorie and cholesterol-free. They are a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals and are known to be both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. They act as a probiotic – especially when eaten raw – feeding your friendly bacteria in the gut. Being rich in antioxidants, mushrooms are considered to be cleansing and can improve oxygenation and immunity. Mushrooms are also one of the rare non-animal sources of Vitamin D which could be of great benefit in fighting Covid.

About this Pâté

This ‘Rustic Mushroom Pâté’ is truly delicious and flavoursome. Mushrooms being meaty, gives this pâté a decadent texture – I tell my daughter that it is chicken liver pâté! 😉 You can use up your leftover mushrooms that already look a bit sad. It is a simple recipe that doesn’t require much skill. Make it ahead of time, allowing the flavour to intensify.

Variations:

  • Make it vegan! Exchange the butter and cream cheese for a vegan alternative. 
  • Add some spice with a few pinches of chilli flakes along with the garlic.
  • Add some blue cheese (such as gorgonzola or stilton) to your pâté for a tasty twist.
  • Make it more luxurious by adding a bit of truffle oil.
  • Add some roasted walnuts for a more nutritious version.

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