Country Paté

  • prep time45 min
  • total time 105 min
  • serves

An intricate and flavour-filled paté featuring pork liver and belly, lamb liver and stewing meat, herbs and bacon.

Courtesy of Michael Kaisaris of Re-Up BBQ.

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Directions for: Country Paté


750 g fresh pork liver

250 g fresh lamb liver

400 g pork belly

100 g lamb stewing meat

1 large cooking onion, finely minced

2 clove garlic, finely minced

2 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped

1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated

1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 big pinch cumin, ground

1 small pinch coriander, ground

100 g bread crumbs

1 tsp fine kosher salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

splash robust red wine, such as Syrah or Cabernet

20 rashers Re-Up BBQ smoked bacon


1. Preheat oven to 325° F.

2. Trim the pork and lamb livers of their central veins and other connective tissue and remove the thin outer membrane where possible. Grind or finely mince the liver, or ask your friendly neighbourhood butcher to grind the liver for you. Repeat these steps with the pork belly and lamb stewing meat. Refrigerate the meat while you prepare the other ingredients.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the onion, garlic, herbs, pepper, cumin and coriander. Incorporate all remaining ingredients, except the bacon, until everything is well distributed in the liver mix.

4. Line a terrine pan with bacon, ensuring that the bacon covers all sides of the pan (may substitute terrine pan with a loaf pan). Evenly distribute the meat mixture in the pan and top with the remaining bacon.

5. Cover the pan with tinfoil and assemble a bain-marie (hot water bath) by placing the pan into a roasting pan or other baking vessel wide enough to leave a 1 to 2 inch edge around the inside pan. The sides should be high enough to hold about 1 inch of water. Pull the centre rack halfway out of the preheated oven and carefully place the roasting pan on it. Using a kettle or other spouted pitcher, pour very hot tap water carefully into the roasting pan until the water reaches about halfway up the sides of the pan. Gently slide the oven rack back into place, taking extra care not to slosh the water around. Check the water level a few times during baking and replenish if necessary.

6. Bake for 1 – 1.5 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 160° F and the paté pulls away from the sides of the pan.

7. Remove the terrine pan from the bain-marie and allow it to reach room temperature. Refrigerate overnight with a 5 lb weight on top, such as another terrine pan filled with marbles.

8. Remove the paté from the pan, slice and serve cold, with good crusty bread, and more wine. Enjoy!

See more: Herbs, Lamb, Pork

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