Beef Liver Paté with Pistachios

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This is a delicious way to get more nutrient-dense liver into your diet and a great addition to any party. Perfect for feeding a crowd with some crackers, or toasted French bread and seasonal fruit on the side. This recipe is gluten-free, low-carbs, and keto-friendly. If you want to make it dairy-free, just replace ghee with olive oil or coconut oil, and heavy cream with coconut cream.

  • 500 g Beef liver, sliced
  • 50 g Ghee or butter
  • 2-3 Shallots, diced
  • 30 g Ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Brandy, optional
  • 1 tsp Pink sea salt
  • 1 tsp Mixed peppers (green, white, black and pink)
  • Large pinch of nutmeg
  • 5-6 Sage leaves
  • 100 ml Heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp Ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp Pink peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp Pinenuts
  • 1 tsp Hemp seeds
  1. Gently rinse liver under cold water. Slice and place them in a large bowl, barely cover with water and add the juice of a lemon. Soak for an hour before cooking, drain and pat dry.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add ghee and cook shallots and ginger for 5 minutes until aromatic.
  3. Add liver slices and cook until no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes. Stir in brandy if using. Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a food processor. Add salt, peppers, nutmeg, sage, and heavy cream. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pack into small serving dishes, then cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Melt ghee or butter for the topping. Cool slightly and pour over pate. Top with pink peppercorns and pine nuts or hemp seeds.
  6. Once the butter sets, cover the pate with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight to set and develop the flavours. The pate can be stored for up to 5 days in the fridge. | © 2018 | | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


2pots2cook 17/11/18 10:47

Oh boy ! I had several coffees and now I think I'll run into the kitchen..... my taste buds are working full speed :-)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 17/11/18 13:10

I love chicken liver pate, but I'm not sure I've ever even tasted a beef version! It sounds amazing---and perfect for the holidays!!

Vicki Bensinger 17/11/18 13:18

I love chopped liver which essentially is pate. This sounds so delicious from the list of ingredients. I’m going to save this to try, I am certain my family will love this!

Evelyne CulturEatz 17/11/18 15:38

Beef liver took me by surprise, only have tried chicken. But is looks delicious for sure. Perfect for upcoming holidays!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 17/11/18 20:24

I, too, have never tasted beef liver pate! Other than being beef, all the rest of the ingredients seem very similar to the chicken liver version so would love to give this a try. I even have a bag of hemp seeds on hand :)

Alida 18/11/18 00:26

I would love to try a spoonful of this! It looks delicious Angie.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 18/11/18 01:13

I've never tasted nor cooked beef liver, but it looks and sounds delicious!

Jeff the Chef 18/11/18 14:46

How wonderful! I love pate. Your pate recipe is really different. I especially love the addition of ginger.

Królowa Karo 18/11/18 15:15

Looks very delicious! I have to try it.

Gloria Baker 18/11/18 16:42

this pate looks absolutely delicious Angie!

Natalia 18/11/18 17:02

I love homemade pate, beef must be amazing in this one☺☺

Balvinder 18/11/18 21:07

Although I don't eat beef but it Sounds delicious, Angie!

judee 18/11/18 22:34

Your presentation and photos are beautiful. The optional brandy sounds interesting!

Unknown 19/11/18 06:28

What a fabulous recipe for the festive season coming up.
Have a beautiful day Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

noobcook 19/11/18 08:29

perfect for those low on iron. This is both so nutritious and delicious :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 19/11/18 14:54

This pate would make a fabulous holiday appetizer, Angie!!! The pistachios are a delicious addition! I love that this is nutritious and absolutely delicious!!! Cheers!

Pam 19/11/18 17:56

My pate loving parents will love this recipe!

Rafeeda AR 20/11/18 10:05

Well, this sounds very interesting! Not a fan of chicken liver, but have had beef liver when at home, didn't know it could be made into a delicious dip like this... :)

Nancy Chan 20/11/18 12:46

I have tasted chicken and pork liver but not beef liver. Sounds interesting.

Claudia 21/11/18 01:26

I have been off the blogger train for so long, I have forgotten how wondrous and welcoming your photos are. What a delicious (and slightly decadent) recipe.

Adina 21/11/18 09:59

I love homemade liver pate, but I have always made with chicken liver. This is a must-try, the ginger makes it even more interesting.

kitchen flavours 21/11/18 16:06

Serving the pate with the crackers looks really delicious!

Jean | 22/11/18 14:07

Angie, looking at your gorgeous photos this morning make me feel as if I'm at a party! My mother used to soak the liver in milk; not sure why.

noobcook 26/11/18 07:33

Thanks, happy new week too Angie :)

Antro Alchimista 26/11/18 10:13

This patè is so good! I would like to taste it :) Have a nice day

mjskit 26/11/18 23:37

All in all, I'm not a liver fan, but I do love a good pate'. Not sure if I've had a beef liver pate', but for making at home that would be easier because beef liver is easier for me to get. Thanks for the recipe! It looks wonderful!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 30/11/18 21:19

Your version of pate is definitely different from most I've had and sounds delicious. Just wanted to check...your title say pistachio and pine nuts are in the recipe and photos. Do you sometimes make it both ways as they would both be delicious.

Angie's Recipes 1/12/18 06:20

@Karen (Back Road Journal) You are right. I actually made it with pistachio first, and other seeds too, but before I could update the blog, the pate was all gone, then I made this with pine nuts, but forgot to change the title.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 2/12/18 02:33

My hubby would love this, he spends a fortune on fancy pate's.

Eva Taylor 3/12/18 13:19

What a coincidence, I just posted a recipe for chestnut and mushroom paté. They are perfect for the holidays. And relatively inexpensive to make. I’ve only ever made chicken liver paté so this is a great recipe for me to try.

Jeanette | 3/12/18 13:25

This sounds perfect for the holiday season Angie!

Sue/the view from great island 3/12/18 16:21

I have to make this for my hubby for the holidays, he's going to love you for this Angie!!

Amy (Savory Moments) 4/12/18 12:47

I've never tried beef liver pate before, only chicken, but I bet it's delicious!

tigerfish 4/12/18 23:17

Not sure if I have tried beef liver (can't remember) but yes to chicken and duck liver. High in iron, good for us ladies especially ;p

Marcelle 8/12/18 21:20

Oh yum, I'm craving this now! I love liver pate and I will try this recipe, Angie!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 12/12/18 04:36

I love a good pate. This sounds yummy.

Merryn 13/12/18 02:03

How clever! I have never tried beef liver pate but of course, it is a brilliant idea and you have managed to add some great flavours. I am going to add this to our Christmas lunch line up. Thanks Angie 8)


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