If you have already purchased Merry Christmix; A collection of Festive recipes 2012 then you will know there is a smoked chicken pate in there. As delicious as it is, I have been asked frequently for a traditional liver pate recipe, so here it is. I do love a good pate on a homemade cracker, I confess…a few wedges of amazing cheese, some olives, and hey presto, the party is on! Great with drinkies before the serious eating begins. Festive Frenzy….oh yeah!
Place garlic, eschalot and butter into Thermo bowl and chop 1 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl and saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1/MC off.
Meanwhile, rinse the livers, cut out any odd looking pieces and discard. Pat the remaining livers dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add livers and brandy to Thermo bowl and cook 5 min/100ºC/speed 1.
Blend 20 sec/speed 7. Scrape down lid and sides of bowl.
Add grated nutmeg and cream and blend 20 sec/speed 7. Blend again if you feel it is needed, I personally like a silky smooth version.
Divide mixture between ramekins. Sprinkle with additional black pepper. Top with melted butter and garnish each pot with a herb leaf if desired. Keep out of fridge until they reach room temperature and then store covered in the fridge until service.
If you would like a bit of texture, add a few pistachios or whole peppercorns before pouring into ramekins.
Fantastic hostess gift for all those little gatherings you will no doubt be finding yourself invited to now that you have a Thermomix!