Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Chicken Liver Spread, Cheese, Olives & Tomatoes




Sometimes all you want is just bread and cheese. In fact, if it were up to me, I'd probably have bread and cheese for every other meal. Luckily for my stomach (and for this blog), I don't. Tonight I did just that-- and added a little liver for variety, olives because they go so well with the liver, and tomatoes because I felt guilty for not having any vegetables. This would also make a good lunch.

Chicken Liver Spread

This is a "low-fat" version of the chicken liver mousse we made last week. Somehow I couldn't justify adding 2 sticks of butter and a cup of cream to my already unhealthy meal. And, although that mousse was incredible, this was damn good.

You'll need:

1/2lb chicken livers, washed, dried, and cleaned (remove all the sinewy stuff)
2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2T fresh thyme, minced
1/3c Marsala wine
1T butter
1T olive oil

Salt and pepper the chicken livers. Saute them in the hot oil until browned (5-7 minutes); remove and let drain on a paper towel. Add the shallots, garlic, and thyme; saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add wine and reduce until there is only a little liquid left. Toss the livers, shallot mix, and butter in a food processor; process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For best flavor, refrigerate a few hours before eating.

5 comments:

fivetonsflax said...

Sounds great, but you forgot the jamon serrano or prosciutto.

Also the vin rosé ...

Say, why *don't* you talk more about wine in these posts?

Anonymous said...

two comments:

1. i strongly agree fivetonsflax. a person of my own gout. (i was going tosay pallat, but i wasn't sure if i spelled it right.)
2. is there any mousse left?

purplecook said...

I don't talk about wine 'cause I'd probably look like a lush... actually, for this dinner, I was taking a one-night "wine break," and believe me, it was sorely missed. I'll add more wine notes if people are interested!

Anonymous: I gave you the leftover mousse. You ate it. There is none left.

fivetonsflax said...

It's "palate".

Yes, talk about wine more! So what if you're a lush, there's plenty of wine to go around. :-)

Anonymous said...

fivetonsflax wins the spellling be

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