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.


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8 Comments

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8 responses to “mushroom pâté

  1. yum, mushrooms! i would love this!!

  2. 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…

  3. savoringsarah

    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 🙂

  4. Anna

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

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

  6. 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 !!!

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

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