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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Chicken Liver Pate with Red Wine and Brandy

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food


Chicken Liver Pate with Red Wine and Brandy

I’m a great lover of chicken livers they are a good source of iron, what a great summer lunch served with lots of wholemeal toast
Also a very tasty starter to get your juices flowing, and so easy to make.              

If you have never made pate before follow this recipe and find out how easy it is to creat something with real taste.

You will need;

300 grams – Chicken Livers
1 – Onion (finely chopped)
2 – Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
Fresh Parsley (chopped)
Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food
75 grams – Butter
1 teaspoon – Mustard
1 teaspoon – Ground Ginger
75 ml – Double Cream
25 ml – Brandy
25 ml – Red Wine
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

You can play around with different herbs with this recipe, it’s very versatile.

Melt 25 grams of the butter in a frying pan on a medium heat; add the onion and garlic to it any fry on a medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes until softened.

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food







Now add the livers, mustard, ginger, brandy and wine. Cook on a medium heat, add the parsley and leave on a medium heat until it is cooked down and the liver is cooked through then add the cream and stir in.

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food







Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food
Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food







After a further 5 minutes take off the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer along with another 25 grams of the butter to a liquidiser and blend according to whether you want a smooth pate or a course one.

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food







After you have blended transfer to ramekins and press down quite firmly. Take the last 25 grams of butter and gently melt in a pan then pour a thin layer over the top to cover, then refrigerate overnight.



Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food
Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food







Just add wholemeal bread or rolls..............Wonderful!

Chicken Liver Pate ~ Simple Food