Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

With the help of my friends, the Villani's, we developed this excellent pate' recipe to be served as an appetizer. I therefore named it after them. Very easy recipe to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together salmon, cream cheese, liquid smoke, fresh lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, onion and salt; mix well.
  2. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Transfer to a smaller bowl, cover and refrigerate to chill, about 1 hour or longer.
  4. When chilled, roll mixture into a ball.
  5. Roll the ball in finely chopped parsley until coated.
  6. Transfer ball to a serving plate.
  7. Serve with an assortment of crackers or potato chips.
  8. Refrigerate any unused portion.
  9. Freshly cooked salmon can also be used.
  10. If desired, use 6 green onions finely chopped instead of the regular onion.
Most Helpful

Very easy "do ahead" appetizer. I coated this with chopped peanuts instead of parsley and it seemed to work out very well. I also used green onion instead of a regular onion. Thank you for posting this "Uncle Bill".

Tebo May 28, 2002

This certainly does sound like an interesting recipe! I'm not a big fan of Tobasco, onions or parsley, though, so I think I might try rolling them in crushed walnuts and see how that is! Great idea! Thanks!

Jainie May 10, 2007