Welcome to the 4th installment of 10 days of art and recipes! Each day I'm sharing a recipe that I think you'll enjoy during the holiday season - one from each of the 10 Cooking with Friends calendars.
Cooking with Friends, 2012
My crazy friend Chuck Kiven shared his family recipe for Chicken Liver Paté in the 4th calendar. This recipe made me happy because my Dad loved patés and would occasionally make this at Christmas. Maybe it's one of those "mid-century" dishes.
One reason I selected this is to show how my art has been influenced by painting recipes. Chuck's from Rhode Island and when researching how to paint chicken liver paté, I discovered that the state bird of Rhode Island is the Rhode Island Red Chicken. Ta da! That's what I decided to paint! I'd never painted a fancy chicken like this so it was a challenge - it's become one of my most popular prints. He's pretty elegant, don't you think?
Rhode Island Chicken- Claudia True
acrylic on canvas (original) - available in print
Chicken Liver Paté by Chuck Kiven
Defrost chicken livers if necessary. In large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add chicken livers and onions. Sauté until the livers are cooked all the way through and can be broken up with a wooden spoon and the onions are transparent. Add more butter if you want while cooking. Add wine towards the end of cooking. Remove from heat and transfer to a food processor
Combine cooked livers, onions, hard boiled egg, thyme in a food processor - chop using the pulse setting until you have a coarse texture. Add maybe a tablespoon or more of mayonnaise and mustard, pulse the processor again to mix. Taste, add salt and pepper, more mustard or mayonnaise if you want. The more often you pulse the food processor, the more paste-like the paté will be.
Remove paté from processor and chill in refrigerator. Serve wth crackers or small bread squares.
Check out the front and back covers from 2012 Cooking with Friends calendar. Hope you saved your calendars for the recipes and art!
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
Please forward to someone who might enjoy a good recipe for chicken liver paté, or a high quality colorful print of a Rhode Island Rooster. This print would make a unique holiday gift.
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.