Tuna Pate Recipe

An inspired and inexpensive seafood hors d''oeuvre.

Step 1

Combine tuna, butter, lemon juice and Tabasco in a food processor or blender, process until mixture is smooth. Transfer to a bowl, add shrimp, pimiento and capers, mix well. Season with salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasoning (pate must be highly seasoned).

Step 2

Pack into a well-oiled 3-cup loaf pan or mold, chill 24 hours. To serve, let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, unmold on a plate. Garnish with parsley or watercress sprigs and sliced stuffed olives. Serve with buttered toast rounds.

* Do not substitute water-packed tuna

Things You'll Need

  • 10oz Canned white albacore tuna,
  • -packed in oil, drained*
  • 1c Butter, softened
  • 2 To 3 drops lemon juice
  • 2 To 3 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 10md Shrimp, cooked, shelled and
  • -minced
  • 3tb Coarsely chopped pimiento
  • 2tb Drained tiny capers
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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