This pate is full of flavour. Rich and sumptuos and definately not for dieters.


  • 2 tbs currants

  • 400ml ruby port

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, bruised

  • 4 cloves

  • 1 sprig rosemary

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened, chopped

  • 500g chicken livers, trimmed

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatine


  • 1.

    Combine currants and 1/2 cup (125ml) port in a small bowl and set aside. Combine remaining port, garlic, cloves and rosemary in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil over medium heat for 8 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup (80ml). Strain liquid through a fine sieve into a small bowl then discard solids.

  • 2.

    Melt 25g butter in a non-stick frying pan, add livers then cook over medium heat, turning once, for 2 minutes or until livers have changed colour on the outside but are still quite rare in the middle. Process livers and cooking juices, port and garlic mixture, remaining chopped butter, eggs, 1 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper in a food processor until mixture is very smooth. Using a small ladle, push liver mixture through a fine sieve placed over a bowl.

  • 3.

    Set oven temperature to 160°C. Lightly grease a 1 litre-capacity terrine. Pour chicken liver mixture into prepared terrine then place in a roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into pan to come halfway up side of terrine. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until just set: it should still be slightly wobbly in the centre. Remove terrine from roasting pan, cool to room temperature then refrigerate until firm.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle gelatine over 2 tbs cold water in a small, heatproof cup and stand for several minutes until softened. Place cup in a small saucepan of barely simmering water and stir until gelatine dissolves. Add gelatine to port and currant mixture, and combine well. Pour mixture over chilled pate, making sure currants are evenly distributed then refrigerate for 2 hours or until jelly is set. To remove from mould, dip terrine briefly into hot water to loosen then turn out on to a platter. Cut pate with a hot, dry knife and serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 268kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 46mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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