Pâté recipes

NOT just for Christmas, although they’re a sure-fire easy winner for that season too. This collection of our best pâté recipes contains ideas for everything from chicken liver pâté to savoury parfaits and terrines. One of the major bonuses is that you can make almost all of these well ahead. As for how to serve, keep it simple with toast and a crisp salad, or maybe a quick pickle or gherkin.

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Pork rillettes

Easy starter recipes

Pork rillettes

Learn the skill of meat potting with Debora Robertson’s rillettes recipe. A French classic, pork rillettes are perfect served with...

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Chicken liver pâté with beetroot, orange and sage

December seasonal recipes

Chicken liver pâté with beetroot, orange and sage

Pâté is a Christmas classic – with pots lining the supermarket shelves – but it’s so satisfying to make your...

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Beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine

March seasonal recipes

Beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine

Make a colourful beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine inspired by the classic gastropub starter. Layer herby goat’s cheese with beetroot...

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Individual smoked salmon terrines for Christmas

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Individual smoked salmon terrines for Christmas

After a classic smoked salmon starter? Make these easy to prepare individual smoked salmon terrines to serve at a dinner...

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Speedy mackerel pâté

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Speedy mackerel pâté

Find out how to make smoked mackerel pâté with our quick-fix recipe. It would make a sensational speedy starter at...

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Chicken and pork terrine with whisky, cranberries and pistachios

Christmas starter recipes

Chicken and pork terrine with whisky, cranberries and pistachios

A make-ahead starter like no other, this chicken and pork terrine with whisky, cranberries and pistachios offer layers of festive...

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Duck, pork belly and green olive terrine

Duck recipes

Duck, pork belly and green olive terrine

Henry Harris’ duck terrine recipe is a great starter for Christmas or, indeed, a swish dinner party. The leftovers can...

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Ham hock terrine with cider

Christmas starter recipes

Ham hock terrine with cider

This stunning terrine is a great way to use up leftover Boxing Day ham, as either a starter or light...

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Venison terrine with prunes, orange, juniper and thyme

Burns Night recipes

Venison terrine with prunes, orange, juniper and thyme

Gill Meller’s venison terrine, flavoured with orange zest and sweet prunes, makes a tasty starter served with tangy chutney and...

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Ham hock terrine

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Ham hock terrine

This ham hock terrine recipe is a great starter or buffet item for a large gathering as it can be...

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Trout terrine with capers, chopped egg, dill and chives

Trout recipes

Trout terrine with capers, chopped egg, dill and chives

Served with fresh crusty bread and sharp pickled cucumbers, Gill Meller’s trout terrine is studded with chopped egg and capers....

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Donal Skehan’s ham hock terrine

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Donal Skehan’s ham hock terrine

Donal Skehan’s ham hock terrine is easy to prepare in advance and makes an impressive starter or lunch centrepiece.

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Chicken liver pâté with verjus and cider jelly

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Chicken liver pâté with verjus and cider jelly

Chicken liver pâté is combined with acidic, sour, yet delicately flavoured verjus for the perfect toast accompaniment.

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Clodagh Mckenna’s smoked mackerel and dill pâté with fennel crispbreads

Make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes

Clodagh Mckenna’s smoked mackerel and dill pâté with fennel crispbreads

Clodagh Mckenna’s easy smoked mackerel and dill pâté recipe makes an elegant starter for a dinner party at home.

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Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill pâté

Christmas starter recipes

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill pâté

This quick and easy smoked salmon pâté recipe is served with a homemade caraway soda bread. Serve as a starter,...

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Rabbit, bacon, lemon and thyme terrine

Terrine recipes

Rabbit, bacon, lemon and thyme terrine

This rabbit and bacon terrine recipe is great either as a starter or for lunch served with a dressed green...

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