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Mussels Pate

Mussels Pate


  • Very easy
  • 10 minutes
  • For 5 people
  • 1.4 € / person
  • 255kcal per 100g.

How to make mussel pate

Today I propose a recipe that is possibly ” the best appetizer in the world “, and I say this because it is a dish that is prepared in 5 minutes, it is cheap, there is no need to cook and it is delicious.

My sister Nuri prepares it regularly at Christmas and I prepare it at home all year. But I had not yet uploaded it to the blog, you see that I have solved it quickly.

If you are thinking of a quick and easy snack, nothing better than this mussel pate. You don’t have to be a chef to make it, and the result is great. 

When we want to make a homemade pate , the first thing is to select the main ingredient and then accompany it with other elements that provide it with the creamy texture that we want: cream cheese, cheese, liquid or whipped cream, mayonnaise , etc.

Any pate is always a good resource as an aperitif , for a snack lunch / dinner, or simply as a snack to have at any time.

On the blog you can find a delicious salmon pate , in addition to other similar elaborations, such as muhammara or cream of peppers , Mutabal or cream of aubergines and the classic chickpea hummus .

I am going to add this mussels paté to my selection of Christmas Recipes , since it fits perfectly as an aperitif to receive the guests.

To present it, choose a nice container, and accompany it with crackers, toasted bread rolls or the typical breadsticks. In short, you have no excuse not to prepare it at home and enjoy a delicious taste of the sea.

Preparation of the mussels pate.

  1. In a large bowl, we are adding all the ingredients. We start with the mussels and the pickled liquid.   
  2. We continue with the light tuna and the olive oil that goes in the can.
  3. Then the rest of the ingredients, the cheeses, the chopped crab sticks and finally, the mayonnaise.
  4. Mix well with the help of a fork.
  5. We crush with the mixer, very fine. Trying that we do not have lumps. Little by little you will see how it is getting a smooth and creamy texture.
  6. We put it in a container, cover it with transparent film and put it in the cold for at least a couple of hours. This will end up taking the final spreadable texture.

I assure you that it is a delicious snack, very simple and easy to cook. It also supports many variations and you can tune it to your liking, even with a touch of seafood.

You can see all the step-by-step photos of this creamy mussel pate recipe  in this album.

Tips for a mussel pâté.

  • This dish is very easy to prepare, so I will insist that you use the best possible raw material.
  • In this case I have chosen quality canned food, from the Rianxeira brand, with the Galicia Calidade logo . The quality shows and a lot, you will see the final result.
  • To give you the final result, once you have passed the mixer, you can touch up the pate to your liking. If you want it less thick, add a little more mayonnaise or a splash of white wine. This I leave to your choice.
  • In this case we have served it in small bowls accompanied by canapé type toasts or with mini blinis .
  • When presenting it on the table, a very original idea is to use empty canning cans. For example, I have accumulated a few, which I then use to serve various snacks. From some seasoned olives to some mussels in sauce, and of course, any homemade pate or spreadable cream.

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