09 September 2014

Chicken Liver Pate for the freezer

Chicken Liver Pate

1 lb chicken livers
4 slices bacon
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp each fresh thyme, rosemary
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp French spice blend (quatre epices)
5 Tbs bourbon

Saute bacon until crispy, drain on paper towel. Fry chicken livers until cooked through about 8 minutes adding garlic halfway through cooking. Combine spices, bacon, livers and remainder of ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Add an additional tablespoon or so of butter if the mixture seems too dry.

I use the Quatre Epices quite often in pates, meatloaf and other savory meat dishes that need a little interesting flavor. Here is a basic recipe, but I did add a 1/8 teaspoon of allspice to mine as well.

1 tablespoon white pepper
Rounded 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

If freezing, I always put a thin layer of olive oil to protect the top from freezer burn. Enjoy!

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