Italian Chicken Liver Pate’ Spread – pressure cooker recipe

Pressure Cooker Pate Recipe

Although the traditional pate’ recipe isn’t particularly difficult or time consuming, you will love the pressure cooker version which uses a little less butter and is ready in just 10 minutes – including 3 minutes under pressure!

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4 L or larger none 3-5 min. High(2) Normal

Italian Chicken Liver Pate' Spread - pressure cooker recipe
Recipe type: pressure cooker
Cuisine: Italian, French
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  • ¾ of a lb or 350mg Chicken Livers
  • 1 Medium Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Bay Laurel leaf
  • ¼ of a cup of Red Wine or Rum or Whisky
  • 2 Anchovies in oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Capers
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Put a little olive oil in your pressure cooker, with the top off on medium heat, and begin to soften the onion with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Then, add the chicken livers and bay leaf and swish everything around for about 2 minutes until the outside of the livers are seared.
  3. Add the red wine and, with a wooden spoon, quickly rub any brown bits stuck to the bottom or sides of the pan and incorporate them into the wine.
  4. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker.
    Electric pressure cookers: Cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
    Stovetop pressure cookers: Turn the heat up to high and when the cooker indicates it has reached high pressure, lower to the heat to maintain it and begin counting 5 minutes pressure cooking time.
  5. When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the Normal release - release pressure through the valve.
  6. Remove and discard the Bay Leaf and add the Anchovies and Capers.
  7. Puree' the contents of the cooker with a stick blender.
  8. Taste to check if the seasoning is correct and fold in the butter, which will melt with the residual heat, and mix well.
  9. Transfer to serving container and sprinkle with fresh herbs to garnish.
  10. Chill for before serving with crostini or lightly toasted french bread slices.