Using this easy to create recipe for my Chicken Liver Pate, I'm kicking off this week's cyber Come Dine with Me party. I can't wait for the main course that Carmela's creating for you on Wednesday and of course, as every girl loves, the dessert which is being created by Julie on Friday!
100g Butter, unsalted
400g Chicken livers
Salt and Pepper to taste
Peel the shallots and cut in half. Place in the hand chopping bowl and pulse on speed 3 (green - Purees/Chopping) until roughly chopped.
Wash and trim the livers then cut into evenly sized pieces.
Melt the butter in a non stick frying pan over a gentle heat and cook the shallots until transparent. Be careful not to burn the butter.
Add the herbs, livers and Madeira.
Cook over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes until cooked through.
Allow to cool for a few minutes then tip into the beaker.
Using the stick blender on speed 3 (green - Purees/Chopping) puree the pate until smooth.
Tip into an earthenware dish, decorate with fresh bay leaves and chill until cold and set.
Serve with crackers, a bit of fresh salad and some of my homemade Apple & Sultana Chutney with a Chilli Kick.
So, now you've seen what I started the meal with, please go and see what Carmela has cooked up for the main course for you on Wednesday.
The obvious beauty of a non-TV version of Come Dine with Me is that there's no strangers sitting on my bed, opening my cupboards and looking through my drawers!
Thanks to Russell Hobbs for sending me the Illumina 3-in-1 Hand Blender to review and also for the Sainsbury's shopping voucher to compensate for the time and ingredients for this event.