Chicken Liver Mousse

Chicken Liver Mousse

Chicken liver mousse is a delicacy, but it’s also very healthy. Take a look at how nutritionally dense a single serving of this chicken liver mousse is (nutrition info via fitday.com):

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It’s also surprisingly easy to make. If you prefer not to spread your chicken liver mousse on toast, I can tell you from personal experience that it’s excellent as is, eaten with a spoon. It’s also good on celery or carrot sticks, or you can serve it with these excellent gluten-free crackers.

Chicken Liver Mousse
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal
Cuisine: French
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. chicken livers, cleaned from sinew
  • ¼ cup minced onions
  • ¼ cup cognac or brandy
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the livers and the onions. Cook the livers 2-3 minutes on each side, just until no longer raw – center should be pink. Transfer the cooked livers and onions to your food processor’s bowl, leaving any liquids in the skillet.
  2. Add the brandy to the skillet. Cook on high until it’s reduced to 3 tablespoons, 1-2 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to transfer the skillet contents to the food processor.
  3. Add the cream, kosher salt, allspice, black pepper and dried thyme to the food processor bowl. Cover and process on high about 1 minute, until the liver turns into a smooth paste.
  4. Add the melted butter and process again, until well-incorporated. Continue to process 1 more minute, until light and fluffy.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly among six individual containers (such as small jars or ramekins). Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Notes
Minimally adapted from Julia Child's recipe for chicken liver mousse.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 278; Fat: 24g; Carbohydrates: 1g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 245mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 13g

Chicken Liver Mousse

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