Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bob's in the Kitchen - Tuna Pate

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While I don't have a dinner recipe to share with you tonight, I do have a new recipe for a tuna pate that made for some delicious nibbling while we watched the Super Bowl last Sunday. Mary found the pate in Food and Wine magazine and clipped it to make, but she was grounded before that could be done. She told me about the pate and how easy it would be to make, and since there would be just two of us for the game, we decided to try the pate rather then have the usual game day snacks. I think the pate, while strongly flavored, is delicious when served with a light rye or crusty peasant bread. Any leftover pate makes a great filling for sandwich wraps. Do try this! Here is the recipe.

Tuna Pate...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Brian Murphy and Food and Wine magazine

2 (10-oz.)cans solid albacore tuna packed in olive oil, drained
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup heavy cream
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
6 anchovy fillets, drained
3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons minced capers
Kosher salt
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped celery rib
Toast or crackers, for serving


1) Line a 7-1/2 x 2 x 3-1/2-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving plenty of overhang. In bowl of a food processor, combine tuna, butter, cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, cayenne, anchovies and 3 tablespoons of capers. Season with salt and pepper and process until smooth. Scrape puree into loaf pan and smooth top. Cover with overhanging pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight.
2) In a small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons of minced capers with parsley and celery and set aside. Unwrap and unmold pâté onto a serving dish and sprinkle parsley mixture on top. Serve chilled with toast or crackers. Yield: 3 cups.

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a refreshing change from the normal game day wings and dips. Hope Mary is doing better. Please tell her I'm thinking of her.

Rosemary Wolbert said...

I know I'd love it, but I doubt I could get Mr. Rosemary to try. I'll save it for Book Club!

Susan Sevig said...

I will have to bookmark this. Sounds great. Mary, you might have a little competition in the kitchen when you are up and at 'em again!!

Penny said...

Great job Bob. My best to Mary. Hope she is feeling better.

David said...

Bob, Sounds good to me although I'd probably skip the anchovies and just sprinkle on a bit of Tabasco. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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