mushroom pâté

Pâtés are relatively new to me. In fact, all I knew going into it was that: I usually like them and they require a little cream and some mushrooms. The taster loves the the liver varieties but I’m not about to make those….yet.

As I was patiently waiting for the food processor to do its magic, I remembered that little bottle of gold in the cupboard. Truffle oil. I knew this would make the pâté taste all the richer and all the creamier. And of course it lived up to its hype.

Mushroom Pâté

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp thyme, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 Tbsp half & half
  • 1 tsp truffle oil

Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in large pan. Add mushrooms, shallot, garlic and thyme. Sauté over medium heat for about 4-6 minutes, until mushrooms are cooked through.

Add mushroom mixture, half & half, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp truffle oil to food processor. Process until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Serve with crostini, crackers and veggies.


Comments

  1. says

    Mmmmm looks soooo yummy. And different!

    My very first job when I turned 18 was in an upscale restaurant, and I used to mow down on the pate spread there during breaks. And then I found out it was duck, and all of the other things in it. I just can’t look at pates the same anymore :)

  2. says

    Mmmmm looks soooo yummy. And different!

    My very first job when I turned 18 was in an upscale restaurant, and I used to mow down on the pate spread there during breaks. And then I found out it was duck, and all of the other things in it. I just can’t look at pates the same anymore :)

  3. Anna says

    I love mushrooms – looks great! Wonderful pictures as well. Brian made your califlower last night, soo good!

  4. Anna says

    I love mushrooms – looks great! Wonderful pictures as well. Brian made your califlower last night, soo good!

  5. says

    oh…my…god!!! You are making me SO hungry, thinking about all the marvelous possibilities with that pate!!! I’m not a huge fan of meat, so this vegetarian-ish pate with the truffle oil….ooh la la !!!

  6. says

    oh…my…god!!! You are making me SO hungry, thinking about all the marvelous possibilities with that pate!!! I’m not a huge fan of meat, so this vegetarian-ish pate with the truffle oil….ooh la la !!!

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