boxing day pate

December 2, 2013

Author Notes: a delicious and creamy version of a traditional chicken liver patechristy

Makes: 4 small terrines

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shallots--finely diced
  • 1/2 cup salt pork-- diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves,smashed but kept whole
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken livers--trimmed
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 sprig thyme--leaves only
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cognac--be generous
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. in a saute pan with non-sloping sides, heat the olive oil and toss in the garlic, the shallots and the salt pork. cook on low until the shallots begin to soften
  2. wash and dry the livers. toss into the shallots and oil and let brown, but don't cook all the way through. it will only take a few minutes
  3. remove from heat and immediately tip everything into a food processor. add the butter in chunks and process until you have a nice thick paste
  4. pour through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. stir in the cognac and then pour into ramekins or gifting jars. for a nice presentation, you can top with clarified butter and a fresh sprig of thyme

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