It's Cinco de Mayo and I feel like I'm finally getting out of my
Winter and Long Spring funk!
The weather has become Spring and
I've been tackling the flower beds:
|One done - 6 to go!!!|
There's a plump chicken in the crockpot for an effortless dinner tonight.
This chicken came from a local farm - free range.
I usually don't bother preparing the liver but this one looked so healthy.
I just couldn't discard it like I usually do - that is since we don't have any Cairns around the house anymore.
(oh how they loved the chicken liver!).
I decided to cook the liver and make a little pate to enjoy later this evening,
after a sauna to sooth those sore muscles.
Have you ever made a liver pate? I hadn't, so I followed a recipe online by Martha Stewart
and it turned out quite lovely!
The taste is quite spicy but nice and I'm so glad I could use that liver.
Here is the recipe I followed:
1/4 onion - chopped
1 carrot - grated
Seasoned with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, thyme (just a sprinkle of each).
Saute the onion and carrot in butter and olive oil (added a bit of water as it fried down) just until the vegetables are tender/soft. Remove from pan.
Add a bit more butter and oil to the pan and add the liver. Salt and Pepper to taste. Fry this till cooked through (about 7 minutes).
Now just put it all into a chopper or food processor and process till fairly smooth.
Pat into a small bowl, splash with some Olive Oil and chill.
Pretty simple really!
Till next time ....... Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and yours!
Off I go to the garden .......