Another gorgeous South African inspired recipe – Snoek Pâté with Spicy Stewed Apricots.
Don’t you just love our rich culinary diverse country? This recipe takes you right next to the grey west coast. Where a fire crackles and a good glass of red wine awaits. But, don’t just make this recipe for the nostalgia, it’s also a GREAT favourite on a family feast, cheese board.
Back when I started this website, there were a few good old South African favourites I shared. On top of that list is this super yummy South African Curry and Rice recipe.
A few others like Malva Pudding, Lepelsteeltjies and Baked Crustless MilkTart are next line. You can also try my Curry Beef Mince Meatballs, Three Bean Salad and Veggie Packed Chakalaka recipes. So many!
My country has my heart (and stomach) can you tell?
How To Make Snoek Pâté with Spicy Stewed Apricots
Firstly get busy with the sweet and sticky Stewed Apricots. Simply add all the ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil to reduce a little. It needs to cook down to an almost sticky jam consistency. Yum!
Meanwhile, you can prepare the pâté. Leftover snoek is perfect for this recipe. Otherwise, you can prepare yours by cooking it in the oven until flaky. Next you basically blend the pâté ingredients in a food processor by pulsing it until it’s all combined in a paste.
Most importantly, since we are all about saving that extra hour or two, prepare these before the big event and keep in ramekins in the fridge until use.
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How absolutely cool is that? So yes, back to our shores… Let me know if you try this Snoek Pâté with Spicy Stewed Apricots recipe!
*This post was sponsored by UncommonGoods.
|Prep Time||10 min|
|Cook Time||30 min|
- 2 cups dried apricots
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 whole star anise
- 1 whole cinnamon quill
- 300 gr smoked snoek bones removed and flaked
- 250 gr plain cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons thick plain yogurt
- 1 small red onion grated
- handful fresh mint
- handful fresh parsley
- 1/2 orange juice retained
- salt and black pepper to season
- 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
- melba toast to serve
- fresh strawberries to serve
- fresh grapes
- soft cheese to serve
- orange zest to serve
- In a small saucepan, combine the apricots, water, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low heat for 30min.
- Combine leftover snoek with cream cheese, yogurt, onion, herbs, orange juice and seasoning in a blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer in serving bowls and refrigerate until use.
- To serve - arrange your choice of soft cheeses with fruits and melba toasts on the cheese platter.
- Add the snoek pate and top with stewed apricot jam. Enjoy.
I hope you are not receiving two comments but, sadly, my internet is playing up and I am not sure if the first comment was sent! Here goes:-
The pate looks and sounds so delicious and I am just sad that we cannot buy snoek in Australia. I wonder if I could substitute another fish for the snoek?