Chicken Liver Pâté in White Wine Sauce

Chicken Liver Pâté in White Wine Sauce

Chicken Pâté may seem intimidating, but it comes together easily. Poaching the chicken livers in white wine adds subtle nuances that bring out the other flavours in the dish.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) chicken livers
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1 onion(s), small, chopped
  • 1 apple(s), peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) thyme, fresh
  • or
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) thyme, dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white wine
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) brandy
  • 0.5 tsp (0 mL) salt
  • 0.25 tsp (0 mL) allspice, ground
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 0.25 cups (0 mL) 35% (whipping) cream

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken livers in half and remove small bits of fat. Set aside. In a 2 cup (500 mL) casserole, combine butter, onion, apple, thyme and garlic and saute on med-high for 5 minutes or until apple is tender.

  2. In a 8 cup (2 L) casserole, heat white wine 3 to 4 minutes to reach boiling point.

  3. Pierce chicken livers repeatedly to perforate membranes. Place livers in the hot wine. Cover and cook at full power 3 to 4 minutes. Livers must be pinkish inside. Stir and drain well. Discard cooking juices.

  4. In a food processor, process apple-onion mixture until reduced to a purée. Add chicken livers, as well as brandy and other seasonings. Finally, add the cream.

  5. Place pâté in a small earthenware or glass mould. Sprinkle with parsley, cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving. This pâté will keep three days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 300 g serving Amount
  • Calories 340
  • Protein 20 g
  • Fat 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Carbohydrate 15 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Cholesterol 425 mg
  • Sodium 420 mg
  • Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 13
  • Calcium 4
  • Iron 60
  • Vitamin A 480
  • Vitamin C 50
  • Vitamin B6 61
  • Vitamin B12 942
  • Folate 309
  • Magnesium 15
  • Zinc 37

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