Quick Tuna Pate

Quick Tuna Pate

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This quickly made pate is ideal for impromptu entertaining: made from store-cupboard ingredients, it is really a useful recipe to remember for unexpected guests. Serve with hot wholemeal or granary toast and butter for a starter, or with French bread and a mixed salad for a light lunch.
Servings: 4
Calories: 247


  • 7 oz can tuna drained and flaked
  • 4 tablespoons thick bottled mayonnaise
  • 2 oz butter melted
  • few drops of Tabasco
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons capers drained and chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 black olives stoned and sliced (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons consomme


  • Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, butter, Tabasco and the lemon juice in a bowl until well blended. Stir in the capers and season the mixture
  • with both salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon the mixture into 4 individual serving dishes. Smooth the surfaces and arrange the olive slices on top, if using.
  • Gently heat the consomme in a saucepan and spoon 1 tablespoon over each pate. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, until the consomme has set.
Calories: 247 kcal
Carbohydrates: 1 g
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 54 mg
Sodium: 458 mg
Potassium: 108 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 409 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 16 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Tuna
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