Biltong Dust Pate

15 December 2011 in Easy to prepare

This is definitely one for the guys, Himself gave it the thumbs up! Remember the Biltong Dust I got from my friendly butcher? I found this recipe lurking on various web sites and have adapted it slightly.

100g mushrooms chopped

1/2 small onion finely chopped

25g butter

50g biltong dust (or grated biltong)

125g cream cheese

100ml cream

garlic chives (optional)

a good grind of black pepper

In a frying pan, melt the butter and add the chopped onion and fry gently for a couple of minutes, when softened add the mushrooms and cook through. While this is cooking whip the cream lightly.

Using a food processor, put the mixture and all the other ingredients and buzz. I didn’t take it too fine as I wanted a chunky pate. If you don’t have a processor, just chop your mushrooms finer and mash everything with a fork.

Put in the fridge to firm.

Serve with Carr’s water biscuits or some crunchy bread. This made a good bowl full and would serve 4- 6 as a starter, depending on appetites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 responses to Biltong Dust Pate

  1. Oh yum! This will go down so well at home. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe ;o)

  2. Oh my goodness, this is a perfect snack :-)

  3. your recipies always make me think i should be moving in with you

  4. sounds delicious – perfect for this season – quick and easy .

  5. This sounds delicious!! I always make tapas on Christmas eve (or Fingerfood) and i think this would be a great addition!! Thnaks Sue!

  6. This is the perfect South African pate!! Sounds delish, I’ll definitely be giving this one a try!

  7. I have missed your inspiring posts. Playing catch-up.
    Some lovely ideas and recipes here.
    I made spring rolls this weekend. I make and freeze unfried fo emergency snacks for when people pop in unannounced. (I fill with apple pie mixture or chopped bananas for sweet ones!)
    Hugs and warm wishes to you, Sue.

    • Hi there, I went looking for you on LD and couldn’t find you! You obviously haven’t posted lately and the search thingy wouldn’t work! I was wondering how you were and how the job was going? I like the idea of making sweet spring rolls.

      • Not enjoying the place I work at much, so have decided if I still feel the same by March I’m going to quit and go back to working for myself. Had enough of being micro-managed and dictated to. I’m not enjoying this wordpress place much. Seems quite difficult to negotiate.
        Sue, where would I find your tuna ‘quiche’ that uses baconkips for the ‘pastry’ please. I remember the recipe and now I’m really hankering to make it.
        Hugs.

  8. Hope you are well. Did a week of cooking and used some of the recipes from all you guys. Thank YOU

    • Hi there, we are all good thanks. So pleased that you are using some of the recipes, how’s things going with you?

      • Enjoying at the moment. New is always exciting. I will try and remember meals put together as in starters, main and desert and let you know!!

  9. *thumbs up* (I looked for the symbol but got bored after 99 goes)

  10. Can you freeze the pate? and How does it freeze?

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