Liver parfait with a hint of chocolate

By Paul Jobin

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Liver parfait with a hint of chocolate. Photo / Ian Jones
Liver parfait with a hint of chocolate. Photo / Ian Jones

Serves six

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp marjoram leaves
175g cleaned chicken livers, pat-dried
25ml port
1/2 tbsp chicken stock
1/2 gelatine leaf, soaked in cold water and squeezed
1/2 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp dark chocolate, grated
95g butter, softened
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

In a heavy-based frypan, heat a little cooking oil, add the garlic, thyme and marjoram.

Fry until the garlic is golden, about one minute.

Remove from the pan and place into the liquidiser.

Add a little more oil to the pan, add the seasoned livers, saute for 30 seconds then spoon into a liquidiser.

Deglaze the pan with the port and chicken stock, reduce to one tablespoon.

Remove from the heat, stir in the gelatine, cocoa and chocolate, pour over the livers.

Process until smooth.

Meanwhile beat the butter, sugar and salt together then lob small amounts into the liquidiser until all has blended in.

Refrigerate until set.

- Herald on Sunday

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