Food and friends. What a better combination? With restrictions easing and the ability to meet outdoors with loved ones, why not savour the time together with a hearty and wholesome meal? If you’re looking to host a spring/summer soiree, then we can help! We’ve partnered with Joanne Wood, from The Balanced Kitchen to share a few recipes with you over the coming weeks that’ll help you to make a feast worthy of such a celebration. This week, for a perfect starter, give Joanne’s live pate a try!
- 125g butter (removed from fridge to soften)
- 250g liver, trimmed
- 1 small brown onion, skin removed, diced small
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1-2 large cloves garlic, peeled
- Pinch salt & pepper
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 35g ghee for sealing the pate
- Melt a knob of the butter in a deep frying pan.
- Add the chopped onions to the pan and gently cook over a low heat for 5 mins, stir occasionally to prevent over browning.
- While the onions are cooking, pat the liver dry with a clean kitchen towel to remove any excess blood. Roughly chop or cut with kitchen scissors and add to the onions in the pan.
- Cook for around 5-7 minutes, turning the liver to ensure even cooking.
- Add the cooked liver and onions to a food processor together with the mustard, lemon juice, garlic, seasoning and dried herbs. Also add the remaining butter.
- Pulse the mixture thoroughly until creamy and smooth.
- Spoon the mixture into a suitable container like a small serving bowl or ramekin and smooth down using the back of a spoon. Leave in the fridge, covered, to cool in temperature and set.
- Once the pate has set, melt the ghee in a saucepan. Poor the melted ghee over the pate, place in the fridge to set for an hour or more.
- Serve cold on thinly sliced sourdough toasted bread.
Thank you to The Balanced Kitchen for sharing this recipe with us. If you’re looking for more inspiration, there is a wealth of recipes on site waiting for you to explore!
Please note: Liver pate is not recommended for pregnant women