Green chile apple pate

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Clarified butter (well; I didn't see the need to clarify it)
1 medium Yellow onion; diced medium
1 large Golden Delicious apple; peel; core and chop
1 pounds Chicken livers
¼ cup Medium green chile peppers (i grabbed about 1/3 cup of mixed New Mex and Poblanos from the freezer) roasted; seeded and peeled; then chopped
¼ teaspoon Ground coriander
¼ teaspoon Ground allspice
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Ground cloves
⅛ teaspoon Ground cardamom
2 tablespoons Brandy (I used dark rum and sherry; 1 tbs each, not having any)
½ pounds Butter; cut into chunks (I used somewhat less)

Saute the onions in the clarified butter over medium high heat for about 5 minutes (should be translucent). Add apples, saute until soft (3-5 min).

Add chicken livers and saute until just cooked (5 min, should still be pink in the center).

Add chiles and spices and brandy. Stir well and remove from stove. Let cool for 15 min.

Blend in food processor. Add butter chunks while blending; keep churning until well pureed.

Pour the mixture into an 8" lightly oiled loaf pan (I used teflon and didn't oil it). Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in fridge at least overnight. (I ate some leftover tonight and it was even better 3 days later, though the heat from the chiles was much reduced).

Place the pan briefly in hot water to loosen, then invert over serving plate. If you don't use all the butter, it will be pretty soft at room temps.

Serving Suggestion: Pate is traditionally served on a dark bread with mustard and small gherkin type pickles, or with sliced red onion.

Mike Bowers <mikeb@...>

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