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Smoked Snoek or Trout pate

Smoked Snoek or Trout pate

Snoek pate is really a favourite of mine that I make whenever I am in the Cape. This is a really easy smoked fish pate recipe that works well with smoked trout or snoek. Don't confuse smoked snoek with the dried and smoked version, you want a freshly smoked snoek that...

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