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Creole Pate
From: David Stobbart

Here is a recipe for a spicy lentil pate, great with fresh bread, on toast or as a dip. It freezes well.

  • 4 oz red lentils
  • 1 1/2 pints water
  • tsp. oil for lentils
  • tbs. oil for frying onion & spices
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chilli powder
  • 8 oz onions, peeled & chopped
  • 4 tbs. peanut butter
  • 1 tbs. tomato puree
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
Boil lentils in the water with tsp. oil for 15 mins.
Drain & set aside.

Cook onions & spices in other oil, remove from heat & stir in the lentils.

Beat in peanut butter, tomato puree & lemon juice.
Season to taste.
Allow to cool, then blend until as smooth as required.