While I wanted to cook lots of things for my foodie colleagues' departures, I was a bit limited in time... so I added this simple pate to the menu to provide a savoury alternative to the cakes on offer.
Smoked trout pate is wonderfully easy to make, and is a guaranteed winner at any party (or in this case work function). Best made the night before, so that the lovely smokey flavour of the trout can permeate the pate.
200g cream cheese
250g smoked trout fillets
2 tablespoons lemon juice
50g melted butter
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse till well combined - but don't over blend, as you want to keep some texture.
Put into your serving dishes and cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge overnight. Serve with a small serving knife with toasts or baguette.