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    Recipe for tuna pate

    Sheryl Julian/Globe Staff

    Serves 4

    One of the all-time easiest and most delicious spreads, this tuna pate, made with a can of the fish, butter, cayenne, and capers whirred in a food processor, comes together in minutes but should be left in the fridge to mellow for a couple of hours.

    1can (7½ to 8 ounces) tuna in oil, drained
    ½cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    Pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
    Salt, to taste
    1tablespoon capers, drained
    Extra capers (to garnish)

    1. Have on hand a 1½-cup bowl.

    2. In a food processor, combine the tuna and butter. Work the mixture until it is smooth. Add the cayenne and taste for seasoning. Add more cayenne and salt, if you like.


    3. Sprinkle the capers over the mixture and pulse briefly just to mix them in. Pack the tuna into the bowl and garnish with extra capers. Serve with crackers.

    Sheryl Julian