Showing posts with label Chicken liver mousse. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mousse de Foies de Volaille or Chicken Liver Mousse

by Peg Cochran

This is a very elegant hors d’oeuvres that is easy to make and very inexpensive—the chicken livers were $1.05!  It’s impressive and so delicious, it will be gone in a flash.  We took a bowl to a friend’s for a weekend at her lake house and sat outside eating it on crackers and drinking a nice, light white wine.  The recipe is compliments of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

1 lb. or about 2 cups chicken livers
2 TB shallots or minced green onions 
2 TB butter

Cut chicken livers into small pieces and mince shallots or green onions.  Saute in the butter until stiff but still rosy inside.

1/3 cup Madeira or cognac (I used inexpensive brandy)
¼ cup heavy cream
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp allspice
1/8 tsp pepper
pinch of thyme
½ cup melted butter

Put livers and shallots in a blender or food processor.  To the same pan, add the liquor and boil down rapidly until you have about 3 TB left. 

Add to blender along with livers and shallots.  Blend until you have a smooth paste.  Add melted butter and blend until incorporated.

The directions call for forcing the mixture through a sieve…I must confess to skipping that step and it was still delicious!

Chill until firm and cold.  Serve on French bread rounds or plain crackers.

Nicely blended

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