Chicken Liver Pâté Recipe (For Real!)

I have really been trying to get as many nutrient-dense foods into Mira as I can. Our doctor encouraged me to add liver to the menu and I was excited (liver = superfood!) but scared (ewww, liver!). I had never in my life even come close to eating liver until I made it for Mira. I came up with the recipe below through a bit of messing around in the kitchen and let me tell you it is GOOD. I have not really wanted to eat any of the pâté I’ve made for Mira until now. I want to eat this, it’s tasty!

Seriously Delicious & Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

1/4 cup butter (pastured is best!)
1/2 large onion, diced (or one small-med onion)
1 lb organic or pastured chicken livers
handful fresh Italian parsley, rough chopped
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1/2-1 lemon (start w/ juice from 1/2 lemon & add more as needed)
1/2 tsp sea salt or Redmond Real Salt
few turns of the pepper grinder (not too coarse)

Dice onion.

Clean livers (remove connective tissue & veins w/ sharp paring knife) & place on paper towel-lined plate, pat livers gently with wadded-up paper towel to remove excess moisture.

Melt butter in dutch oven over medium heat.

Add livers and onion to pan, cook until livers are browned & cooked through (8-10 min). I cook the hell out of my livers because I feed this pâté to my baby and I don’t want her eating any meat that is less than well-done. You could conceivably cook the onion until translucent and then add the livers in with the onions and cook them both until the livers are done if you don’t need your livers cooked to death (6-8 min would do it in that case).

Let cool a bit while you roughly chop the parsley, zest the lemon, & juice the lemon.

Roughly chop the livers and add to bowl of large food processor with all of the onion, pan drippings, parsley, salt, pepper, lemon zest, & lemon juice. Process until smooth (doesn’t take too long). Scrape down sides, taste, adjust seasoning (you may want more parsley, lemon juice, and/or salt) and give it another quick whirl. Store in the fridge in tightly covered container or do what I do and freeze it off into ice cube trays so you can defrost small amounts as needed (and feed them to your baby because that shit is seriously nutrient-dense). ENJOY!

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