Chicken Liver Pate with Prosecco Gelee, although not the most beautiful dish ever, is rich, earthy, and delicious!
As a youngster the idea of pate conjured up thoughts of stuffy dinner parties afforded by the wealthy or antiquated recipes pulled from the coffers to impress. I thought of boiled, grayish meat with the texture of gritty mush. Eeew, this was certainly not anything that I wanted to experience so I kept my distance.
In my early twenties I had an occasion to once again try pate. In an attempt to prove my new-found adulthood, sophistication and culinary prowess, I took the plunge with a toasty piece of baguette. Oh…..oh…..ooooooh my goodness this stuff is good! That night I truly learned the meaning of ” don’t judge a book by its cover”. Pate, although not the most beautiful dish ever is absolutely delicious! Rich, earthy, salty, meatiness perfectly melded with savory herbs and spices. The texture was silky and smooth like spreadable meat butter. This pate was so addictive that I set about teaching myself how to make it at home.
There are many types of ingredients that can be used to make pate, duck, liver, veal and game are some of the most typical. There are also many cooking methods and styles such as pate in terrine, pate in crust and chunky, country-style pate, to name a few. Pate can be served hot, cold or at room temperature with a variety of accompaniments.
After years of pate making and eating I have narrowed the field down to a few favorite recipes one of which I’m sharing with you today. This Chicken Liver Pate with Prosecco Gelee recipe uses inexpensive ingredients that are easy to prepare and readily available. I add a touch of elegance to my pate by topping it with a delicate Prosecco gelee. Pate is usually served as a first course or appetizer but I enjoy pate so much that I often eat it as a main course for lunch or dinner with some country bread, a side salad and a glass of wine. I’ve also been known to serve it as a snack or bring some along for a charming countryside picnic. To be totally honest with you, I am hedonistically enjoying some pate for breakfast as I sit here writing this post.
Pate has the ability to make any moment or occasion no matter how large or small, feel a bit more enchanting and deeply satisfying. You should definitely add this Chicken Liver Pate with Prosecco Gelee recipe to your repertoire to make at your leisure.