Salmon Pate' Ala Villani

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

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  1. 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".
  2. 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!


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