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                        FRESH AND SMOKED SALMON PATE
 Recipe By     :=20
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dips
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4  cup           Heavy cream
      1/4  cup           Dairy sour cream
    3      cups          Cold water
    1                    Peeled and sliced thin
    1                    Thin sliced small onion
    1                    Bay leaf
    3                    Thin lemon slices
    1                    Fresh red chili pepper
    1      pound         Fresh salmon fillets w/skin
    4                    Shallots fine chopped
    1 1/2  tablespoons   + 1/2 cup (1 stick)
                         Unsalted butter at room
    8      ounces        Smoked salmon diced
    2      tablespoons   Lemon juice
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Salt
      1/4  teaspoon      White pepper
    1      tablespoon    Fine chopped fresh dill
                         Plus a few sprigs for
    6      tablespoons   Clarified butter
 Whish together heavy cream and sour cream in small bowl. Refrigerate.
 Combine cold water, carrot, onion, bay leaf, lemon slices and chili pepper
 in skillet large enough to hold the salmon fillets in one layer. Bring to
 boiling; continue to boil 10 minutes. Lower to simmer. Add salmon, skin side
 up. Simmer very gently over medium low heat until salmon is just cooked,
 about 10 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove salmon from poaching liquid;
 remove and discard skin. Cool completely. Saute shallots in the 1 1/2
 tablespoon butter in small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden,
 about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl of food processor. Add salmon, smoked
 salmon and cream mixture to food processor. Puree until smooth. With
 processor running, add remaining 1/2 cup butter, bit by bit, until smooth.
 Add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Fold in dill. Spoon mixture into 4 cup
 souffle dish or decorative serving dish. Smooth top with rubber spatula.
 Garnish with a few fresh dill sprigs, and a whole bay leaf and small sweet
 red pepper strips, if you wish. Pour clarified butter over top of pate to
 cover completely. Refrigerate 4 hours to set pate. NOTE: To clarify butter,
 melt 6 tablespoon butter in saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat;
 skim off foam from top. With small ladle, spoon clear liquid butter into a
 dish, leaving milky solids behind. Discard milky solids. Use clear butter.
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