Grilled Shrimp Paté
A Fresh Hors d'oeuvre Idea
Well, we're in the heat of the growing season and some of us are the world's best at buying too much of a good thing as we peruse the Farmers' Markets and Seafood Markets. When the items are so fresh, the inclination is to buy and cook them all! The following is a very creative and delicious way to utilize your leftover grilled items. This recipe creation comes from an over abundance of leftover grilled NC Shrimp. However, literally anything that can be chopped in a food processor can be substituted for the main ingredient. We haven't given specific measurements, as it will vary with the amount of your main ingredient.
grilled main ingredient: shrimp, mackerel, salmon, vegetables, etc. (chilled)
cream cheese or goat cheese
a couple of green onions/scallions
Tabasco, Texas Pete or favorite hot pepper sauce
Place your left-over grilled food and scallions in a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Add cheese, dashes of Worchestershire and hot sauce, and pulse until everything blends into a smooth texture and to your taste liking. Serve with crackers, WSM Crostini, fresh veggies or pipe into cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, or use as a deviled egg filling. This paté will last for about one week in the refrigerator and can be frozen for later use.