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#6202: REC: Creamy Chicken Liver Pate

Posted by: Traca at 1:56 am on Mar 27, 2007

My friend brought this to a dinner party over the weekend. Never before have I been tempted to make pate...but with this recipe, I'm sure I will. I had to ask them to put the bowl at the other end of the table 'cause it was positively irresistable!

Quick Creamy Chicken Liver Pate
From Culinary Communion Cooking School

Serves 8

3/4 lb. Chicken livers
1/4 cup Port, sherry or Madeira
2 sticks butter, softened
White pepper, kosher salt, Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste
1/4 Cup heavy cream, whipped
1 large Shallot, minced

Optional Prepare Livers:
Clean the chicken livers of any connective tissues and soak in milk for 6 hours. Remove and blot dry.

Sauté:
In a large sauté pan, melt 1 stick of butter over medium heat and cook the shallot until translucent about 3 minutes. Add the livers and cook 3 minutes.

Add liquid:
Add port. Cook for about 4 minutes, until livers are halfway cooked through and the liquid is mostly gone from underneath the butter. Transfer to a bowl and cool completely.

Puree:
Puree the mixture in a blender or food processor. While pureeing, drop pieces of the remaining softened butter into the machine. Puree until very very smooth. Fold in the whipped cream and add the salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste.

Pour into a 6-cup terrine mold. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Serve with crackers or toast points.

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