Sea Aster Pate

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Young sea aster (Aster tripolium) leaves are just coming up down at the estuary where I forage. I have a love affair with this plant. The leaves make for a delicious wild vegetable, and can be used in a multitude of ways as my previous sea aster recipes show.

As I am teaching a lot and out foraging most days, I wanted to create a quick and gorgeous lunchtime snack. Personally I think this sea aster pate recipe turned out rather good, and all my friends who sampled it thought that it had worked too!

Sea Aster Recipe: Ingredients

  • 200g smoked mackerel (remove any bones)
  • 150g sea aster
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • olive oil
  • salt and cracked black pepper

Sea Aster Recipe: Suggested Instructions

  1. Put the smoked mackerel, sea aster, cream cheese and a drizzle of olive oil into a a food processor, and pulse until the consistency that you like, either smooth or chunky.
  2. Then add the lemon juice and briefly pulse, then smear onto toast, crackers or just finger it out of the bowl!

Serves: 4


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