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Friday, 22nd March 2019

Smoked Snoek Pate recipe

Snoek is a fish found off the waters of Cape Town. It has a distinctive sea taste to it and is loved by all South Africans. If you cannot get any Snoek then you can replace it with smoked Hadock for this dish.


250g smoked Snoek
250g cream cheese
15ml (1 Tablespoon) lemon juice
Pinch of Ginger powder
10 ml (2 teaspoons) tomato paste
2.5 ml (half a teaspoon) sugar
Black pepper
Half a small chopped onion
125ml (half a cup) of fresh cream

Instructions on how to make it

Remove all skin and bones and flake the fish.
Blend all ingredients except the cream in a food processor.
Whip the cream and fold into the mixture.
Press into a mold of your choice.

Gives between 8 and 10 servings.
This should keep for about a week in the fridge. We do not recommend that you freeze it.