Chicken Liver Starter

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I love pâté and often make this, but was in a quandary over what to serve it with last time we had it. After almost chopping up carrot sticks and serving it like hummus, I had a brainwave, cucumber. As cucumber can be cut into little bite sized disks it makes the perfect companion.

Ingredients:
Whole cucumber
250g chicken livers
Small red onion or 2 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Tbsp tomato purée
Tbsp butter
Ripe avocado

Method:
– melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat

– chop up and add the onion/shallot and sautée for a few mins until soft then add the garlic and cook for a further minute

– add the livers and stir well, then add the vinegar and tomato purée

– turn the heat down to low and cook for five mins with the lid on. Turn the heat off and allow to cool down in the saucepan

– once cool, whizz in the blender until smooth

– chop your cucumber into inch thick disks, spread over the pâté and top with a thumbnail chunk of avocado

– serve as canapés or on individual plates as below

 

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