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Pear and sage chicken liver pate



4 jar(s)

  • 100 grams Butter or Ghee, for sealing
  • 40 grams Butter or Ghee, for sauteing
  • 1 brown onion or leek, peeled and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 large sage leaves
  • Optional: 2 rashers of bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 whole pear, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 500 grams fresh chicken livers
  • Optional: 50ml brandy, Grand Marnier or port
  • pinch salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 40 grams Butter or Ghee, for blending
  • Optional: 70g pouring cream

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place 100g butter in bowl and melt 3 minutes, 60 degrees. Set aside.

  2. Place 40g of the butter, onion, garlic and sage into the bowl and chop for 2 seconds/speed 6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then sauté for 3 minutes/varoma temperature/speed soft.

  3. Whilst this is cooking, trim excess sinew from the liver if necessary, then rinse and pat dry. Set aside.

  4. Scrape down the bowl, then add the bacon and pear and sauté for an additional 3 minutes/varoma/speed 1.

  5. Add the livers, brandy, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes/varoma/ speed 1. Check to see the livers are still pink inside (overcooking them will result in a grainy pate). If the smaller sized livers are still dark pink, cook for an extra minute.

  6. Blend for 20 seconds/speed 8. Scrape down the bowl, add the additional butter and cream, then blend another 20 seconds/speed 8.

  7. Pour the pate into ramekins, garnish with a sage leaf and pour the melted butter over the top to seal.


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Chicken or duck livers have the mildest flavour, so they’re great for offal novices.

Enjoy with sliced apple, raw veggies or sourdough toast.

Pate with fresh, grass-fed livers (ideal) will last 4-5 days unsealed and up to 14 days if properly sealed with fat.

This quantity yeilds 4 large ramekins.

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  • I used shallots instead of

    Submitted by alhgibson on 24. March 2016 - 14:53.

    I used shallots instead of brown onion. This recipe has a lovely delicate flavour.

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  • This recipe was delicious and

    Submitted by LorraineC on 2. March 2015 - 01:19.

    This recipe was delicious and so easy to make! I made it for a French themed baking event I went to today and so many people commented how great it was! Thanks  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Have just made this and it

    Submitted by Jane5519 on 25. February 2015 - 17:48.

    Have just made this and it tastes great. Thank you

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