Charcuterie Chicken Liver Pate

Recipe by IngridH
READY IN: 24hrs 15mins




  • 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.