Jul
21

Heal Your Gut: Easy Pate

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Consuming nutrient-dense foods is critical to help heal your gut.  There are few more nutrient-dense foods than liver from animals being raised cleanly and on pasture.

Pate is one of those foods that people either love or hate.  This recipe does a good job of turning haters into lovers. This was the first liver recipe I tried, and I was puzzled as to why anyone would dislike liver if it was this good.  Then I tried some other recipes!!  I quickly came to understand why so many people hated liver if they were served the strongly-flavored shoe leather I choked down when I cooked other liver recipes.  If you’ve never tried liver before, this is the best place to start.

If you have any leftovers, put it into small containers and freeze.  You can make a large batch, then pull out small containers to thaw and enjoy as you need it.

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KerryAnn Foster runs Intentionally Domestic, formerly Cooking Traditional Foods.  Intentionally Domestic is the home of the longest running real food meal plan on the internet, now in its eighth volume.

KerryAnn has over eleven years of real food experience.  Read about KerryAnn’s journey to health through multiple miscarriages, celiac disease, PCOS, food allergies and intolerances, obesity, adrenal fatigue and heavy metals. She is also an It Works! Independent Distributor and she loves that crazy wrap thing!

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Comments

  1. Christina says:

    THANK YOU for this recipe! This is on my to-do list (adding liver to our diets) and planned to make my first pate in a couple weeks but no good recipe to follow! This looks great! May add a little sausage to it, as well! :)

  2. Jennifer R says:

    sounds yummy — I’m definitely printing this out!! So glad I found your blog — I’ve had adrenal and thyroid problems too — now I’m gluten free (2 1/2 years now) — it’s been a long road back to health. Have some weight issues now too, that’s probably hormone related. have a super day!

  3. Amy says:

    Does this work with beef liver? I have tons of that from a cow we bought last fall. Another way I am just starting to get liver into (some) of us is grinding it up and freezing into ice cubes, then putting 1 or 2 into our morning smoothies. It isn’t noticeable at all.

    • Amy, I haven’t tried it with beef livers personally, but other people have told me that they did and they liked it. I normally grate up my beef liver and use it any time I use ground beef. Thaw those ice cubes and add a cube or two every time you use one pound of ground beef.

  4. [...] My initial impression was, ‘needs more bacon.’ I ate it without ‘yuck’ ever crossing my mind. No gagging, no twisted faces, no forcing it down. To my surprise, it was not hurl-worthy. Later that week I made it again and added more bacon. I actually liked it once the bacon was better balanced and I got the saltiness right. That pâté recipe is here. [...]

  5. Amy #2 says:

    KerryAnn, if your family is OK with small amounts of alcohol in foods, try adding a splash of dry sherry to the pate. It is amazing… Your recipe is very similar to mine. I also make a chopped (chicken) liver spread with the same basic recipe and some hard-boiled egg added in. Dice/chop, don’t puree. Very nice on crackers, bread, veggies (for the GF crowd), in sandwiches…

  6. Rebecca C says:

    I have a beef liver waiting for me in the freezer to try to work with for the first time. I”m going to try that, I don’t know where to get good chicken livers. Does anyone know the difference in taste between chicken and beef livers, or does it all taste the same?

    also, going to try the ice cube thing. I have so many different ice cubes going on they could get their own freezer, why not try liver ice cubes! :0)

    • KerryAnn says:

      Beef liver is a more pronounced flavor. I recommend starting with chicken liver if at all possible, unless you’re hiding the beef liver in small amounts in other foods.

  7. valleygirl says:

    Where is the best place to buy chicken livers? And should they be organic? Guessing so?

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