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.


16 Comments (Reply )

  1. mary beth
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    yum, mushrooms! i would love this!!

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  2. mary beth
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    yum, mushrooms! i would love this!!

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  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    I’m not much of a pate person, but I like this idea!

    I think its cause there isn’t any liver in it. When I think of pate I think of liver…

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  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    I’m not much of a pate person, but I like this idea!

    I think its cause there isn’t any liver in it. When I think of pate I think of liver…

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  5. savoringsarah
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    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 :)

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  6. savoringsarah
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    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 :)

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  7. Anna
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 10:25 am

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

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  8. Anna
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 10:25 am

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

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  9. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    Holy Yum! Sounds & looks Delish!

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  10. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    Holy Yum! Sounds & looks Delish!

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  11. Chloe @ Project Live Well
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    I’m a big pate fan, although I haven’t had it for years. Love this idea – and your food photography rocks!

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  12. Chloe @ Project Live Well
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    I’m a big pate fan, although I haven’t had it for years. Love this idea – and your food photography rocks!

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  13. sophia
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    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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  14. sophia
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    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 !!!

    Reply

  15. Karla
    Feb 02, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    I’m not even sure what to say. This just looks all sorts of delicious!

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  16. Karla
    Feb 02, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    I’m not even sure what to say. This just looks all sorts of delicious!

    Reply

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