TUESDAY IN THE KITCHEN
CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT
This morning on The Kitchen page we were joined by The Bald Kitchen Cook James. He rustled up Chicken Liver Parfait a perfect dish when having guests over to the house.
We have added a recipe below, Please note this may be an adaptation to what James created.
IF YOU FANCY HAVING A GO YOURSELF HERE'S THE RECIPE
READY IN: 30 MINUTES PLUS 2 HOURS CHILL TIME
- 100ml red wine
- 1 tbsp brandy
- 1 shallot , sliced
- 2 garlic cloves , grated
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 400g chicken livers
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 50ml double cream
- 200g unsalted butter , melted
- 100ml clarified butter , melted, to top (see tip, below)
- 6 thick slices of brioche
- chutney , such as orange, to serve
Tip the wine, brandy, shallot and garlic into a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer until most of the liquid has reduced, about 3-5 mins, then set aside to cool. Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large frying pan. Once hot, add half of the livers and sear them for 1 min on each side so they are brown on the outside but still rosy in the middle. Tip into a colander with a bowl underneath to catch any leftover fat. Repeat with the remaining livers and oil.
Tip the livers into a food processor along with the cooled red wine and shallot mix. Add half the thyme leaves, all the cream and melted butter. Blend to a fine purée and season generously, then pour into a jar, pot or six individual ramekins. Transfer to the fridge to set for 2 hrs.
Once the parfait has set, sprinkle with the remaining thyme leaves and spoon over a thin layer of melted clarified butter and put back in the fridge to set the butter. Can be made up to two days ahead and chilled. To serve, toast the brioche and serve with the parfait and a separate pot of chutney for everyone to help themselves.