Belgian Quad Chicken Liver Paté: Terrine de Foies de Volaille

Liver paté…can’t you see the cringe by the organ meat phobic? But, if they would give it a try, their minds what embrace the richness of chicken liver. In this paté recipe, I used the Urthel Samaranth Quad in place of white wine. The result terrine was silky smooth and rich.

Belgian Quad Chicken Liver Pate: Terrine de Foies de Volaille

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Urthel Samaranth Belgian Quad
  • 1 lbs. fresh chicken livers, cleaned
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 TBSP green peppercorns, drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • French bread toast, accompaniment
  • Spicy IPA Pickles

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, soak the livers in the milk for 2 hours. Drain well
  2. In a large saute pan, melt 4 TBSP butter over medium-high heat
  3. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes
  4. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds
  5. Add the chicken livers, 1 TBSP green peppercorns, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until the livers are browned on the outside and still slightly pink on the inside, about 5 minutes
  6. Add the Belgian Quad and cook until most of the liquid is evaporated and the livers are cooked through but still tender
  7. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly
  8. Discard the bay leaves.
  9. In a blender, puree the liver mixture
  10. Add the remaining butter in pieces and pulse to blend
  11. Fold in the remaining 1 TBSP green peppercorns and adjust the seasoning, to taste
  12. Pack the pate into small molds
  13. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 6 hours
  14. Serve with Spicy IPA Pickles and mini toasts on the side.

Urthel Samaranth
Urthel Samaranth
Charcuterie platter featuring the Belgian Quad Chicken Liver Paté: Terrine de Foies de Volaille
Charcuterie platter featuring the Belgian Quad Chicken Liver Paté: Terrine de Foies de Volaille

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