Chicken Liver Paté With Port Wine and Pistachios
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
16 ingredients
1.75 servings
Very easy with a subtle taste of port! Of course at the back of that cupboard near the stove you really need to keep a selection of liquors for cooking and baking! I confess that, not realising just how tasty this spread would be, and that I might want to put the recipe on Zaar, I resorted to glugs and splashes. But I think the measurements are about right! If you don't have pistachios, crush the same amount of toasted hazelnuts, almonds or cashews. Prep time assumes the chicken livers are clean and does not need much prep.

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  • 100 ml dry white wine (just under 1/2 cup)
  • 100 ml brandy (or cognac or whisky, just under 1/2 cup)
  • 100 ml port wine, good quality (just under 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme (i used a handful of sprigs, or use 1 tbsp dried)
  • 500 g chicken livers (just over 1 lb, about 1 lb 2 oz)
  • 4 -6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, black, coarse
  • 100 g pistachio nuts (this is 3 1/2 oz. use any other nut specified)


Serving Size (559.48 g)
Servings 1.75
Amount per Serving
Calories 373.24 Calories from Fat 247.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.51g 74.05%
Saturated Fat 17.39g 152.14%
Trans Fat 1.11g %
Cholesterol 72.68mg 42.4%
Sodium 891.95mg 65.04%
Total Carbohydrate 10.99g 6.41%
Dietary Fiber 0.85 g 5.92%
Sugars 1.35 g %
Protein 1.06g 3.72%
Vitamin A 845.27IU% Vitamin C 2.2mg%
Calcium 35.01mg% Iron 0.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
port wine, small onion, fresh thyme, chicken livers, pistachio nuts