Pate is is very easy to recognise due to its consistency. It is a product made, mainly, with minced meat or liver, which comes from the pig. It can also be made from the entrails of poultry, as well as chicken, rabbit or other bovine animals such as calves.
In addition to the minced meat contained in the pate, it is also common to find a little fat among its ingredients, as well as spices and seasonings to enhance its flavour. The most common ingredients found in pate are salt, onion and garlic. Although some people add a little milk or flour to the preparation.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PATE AND FOIE
It is a common mistake to confuse pate with foie gras, but it should be noted that they are two different types of food, although they are similar. Pate and foie gras are similar because they are similar in consistency, but foie gras is made only from goose or duck liver, animals that are overfed.
pate, in the production of foie gras, the liver is not mixed with other meat or food, but only heat-treated liver in order to sanitise the product.
PATE, PERFECT FOR A EVERY OCCASIONS
Pate is one of the best foods that fits very well into our diets. It is the perfect appetizer that can save any meal, snack or lunch.
Pate is a very typical Christmas delicacy, especially Iberian pork pate or deer patein Pedro Ximénez style. It is part of the great lunches and dinners that we share with our loved ones. However, it is not only used at Christmas time, it is very common in fresh appetizers, to be spread on bread or even with biscuits.
Should you ever be in charge of preparing a dinner for your friends, don't forget to offer a good pate as an appetizer along with toasted bread or bread sticks. Likewise a good assortment of Manchego cheeses or Iberico ham, both available in the Gastronomic Spain online shop.
TYPES OF PATE THAT YOU CAN FIND AT GASTRONOMIC SPAIN
At Gastronomic Spain we have a very wide range of Spanish food and the pate section is no exception. Different types of pate, perfect for any palate, so that everyone can enjoy one of the most renowned appetizers in Spain.
DEER PATE IN PEDRO XIMÉNEZ STYLE
The deer pate in Pedro Ximénez style is a delicious pâté of fresh deer liver and meat with an excellent sweet wine that gives it that hint of a soft and delicate aroma.
Our deer pate in Pedro Ximénez style is handmade and carefully elaborated.
It has a creamy texture and its great taste makes it a product of exceptional quality.
IBERICO PORK PATE OR IBERICO SECRET (SECRETO IBÉRICO)
The Iberico pork pate is a high quality product, handmade and prepared with, if not the best, one of the best meats produced in Spaint: the meat of the Iberico pig (100% Iberico pigs).
Pate is not only made with beef, it can also be made with fish meat, and tuna pate is one of the most popular.
Tuna pate is made from the tuna's meat. The best thing about this amazing and tasty pate is that it is a very high source of vitamin A and proteins.
Among the other fish pates, the lobster pate, made with the meat of the prawn, also deserves special mention. It is a very common starter on special nights such as Christmas or New Year's Eve. As well as salmon pate, which stands out for its great salmon flavour.
LA PIARA PATE
Piara Pate is a classic among the Spanish pates. It is the perfect pate to eat as a sandwich, as a snack for the little ones and as a family snack. A classic in terms of flavour and tradition.
Gastronomic Spain offers more types of pate such as duck pate, tuna belly pate, black olive pate or pate with Vera's paprika. All of them are traditional and very common products in Spanish gastronomy.