Recipe by IngridH
This is from Tyler's Ultimate. I love pate, but I'm the only one in the house who will eat it, so up until now, I've never made it myself. This recipe looked so approachable for a normal home cook, that I decided I could do it. I hope you will too! Prep time is hands-on time, Cooking time is chilling in the fridge.
- 1 lb chicken liver
- 6 tablespoons port wine
- 14 tablespoons butter (1 3/4 sticks)
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Rinse the livers and pat dry.
- Cover with the Port, and chill for 2 hours.
- Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a medium skillet.
- Add the shallots, garlic, and thyme. Cook over medium low heat, stirring, until softened but not browned, about 3 or 4 minutes.
- Remove the livers from the Port (reserve the Port) and add to the skillet. Continue to cook, without browning, until the livers just start to change color, another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the Port and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Place the liver mixture in a blender, and puree until smooth.
- Add 3 more tablespoons of butter, and puree again until smooth.
- Add the cream, and pulse until it is incorporated.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon into a 3 cup container (terrine, loaf pan, mason jar) and smooth the surface of the pate.
- Chill for 1 hour, until it just starts to firm up.
- Melt the remaining butter, and pour over the top of the pate, covering it completely.
- Refrigerate overnight or up to a week.
- Serve on toasted baguette slices or other crusty bread.