Chicken Liver Patè with Orange and Cloves, served on a teaspoon.

Chicken Liver Patè with Orange and Cloves

Chicken Liver Patè with Orange and Cloves, served on a teaspoon.

This Chicken Liver Patè is so good that you’ll be wanting to eat it straight off the spoon. The power of ground cloves sits splendidly against the intensity of the liver, but it’s the orange which lifts this recipe towards brilliance. The zest is bitter and aromatic, and the juice imparts a fruity freshness. The patè is creamy and mousse-like. It’s ideal as an appetizer, or as a nutrient dense snack.

Chicken Liver Patè made Brilliant with Orange and Cloves

Liver is difficult for many, and I get that. It’s flavour is strong and it’s texture is particular. But precisely because of those two characteristics, it’s wonderful. For beginners, it’s just a case of knowing how to confront it.

I discovered early on that the best way to ease into it is through the addition of spices that are strong enough to balance the intensity of the meat. So, my recipe for Fried Liver with Spice, for example, calls for cinnamon, cloves, ginger and tumeric. That’s a fixture on our Weekly Menu.

Chicken Liver Patè with Orange and Cloves is reserved for special occasions… although I have to admit that every time I make it, I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It’s quite amazing.

Chicken Liver Patè with Orange and Cloves

If you’re new to eating liver, then I highly encourge you to make this recipe. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how decadent it is. Then, form the habit of eating liver once a week. Calf, beef or chicken – it really doesn’t matter. All organ meats are super rich in nutrients. They’re like a potent multivitamin, naturally synergetic, and your body will thank you for the boost.

I hope you love this recipe for Chicken Liver Patè. If so, do pop back and give it a rating.

This recipe is one of many in my compilation of favourites, Easy & Essential Paleo Recipes for Busy People.

On the Side

Pumpkin Soup with a Wild Mushroom and Minced Beef Crumble – Warming and, when made with Bone Broth, deeply nutritious.

How to Make a Great Homemade Bone Broth – Here’s my recipe for a flavourful Fodmap friendly Bone Broth.

14 Essential Kitchen Tools for Wholesome Cooking – To make the Patè, you need a good Food Processor. And to make Bone Broth, you need an Instant Pot.

Chicken Liver Patè with Orange and Cloves

This Chicken Liver Patè is so good that you'll be wanting to eat it straight off the spoon. The power of ground cloves sits splendidly against the intensity of the liver, but it’s the orange which lifts this recipe towards brilliance. The zest is bitter and aromatic, and the juice imparts a fruity freshness. The patè¨ is creamy and mousse-like. It's ideal as an appetizer, or as a nutrient dense snack.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: AIP, Fodmap Friendly, Gluten Free, Keto, Mediterranean, Paleo, Whole 30
Keyword: Cloves, Liver, Orange
Servings: 1.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 400 grams chicken liver
  • 1 orange large
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 5 tablespoons lard divided

Instructions

  • Zest the orange and finely mince the zest. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice. You want ⅓ cup of juice.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of lard in a frypan. Add the chicken livers, ground cloves and orange zest and cook the livers thoroughly, turning often, until they stop seeping blood, about 7 minutes.
  • Put the cooked livers into the food processor and add the orange juice. Process on high until the livers are well blended and smooth. The mixture will be quite liquid - this is fine.
  • Pour the patè into small serving dishes, stopping ½ cm from the top.
  • Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of lard. Pour over the patè, just enough to seal the surface. Carefully transfer to the fridge and wait for the patè to solidify, at least 1 hour.

Angelina Brazzale

Angelina Brazzale is the founding creative director of Empress and Sister. Like her chart ruler, Mercury, she travels between worlds. She has degrees in English Literature and in Fine Arts, Ceramics. She's a Primary Health Coach, having reversed autoimmune disease through the protocols of ancestral health. She spent over 10 years teaching yoga and meditation. She reads Tarot, writes and makes art, and is sensitive to the energy in crystals and trees. Visit her Page in the Empress and Sister Collective for information, products and services.

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