Rabbit liver pâté

Chicken liver pâté is a firm favourite when serving starters. The Preca sisters put a local touch on this recipe by using rabbit livers in the place of chicken livers. Serve in individual ramekins for a perfect dinner party starter. 

Rabbit liver pâté


  • 200g rabbit liver, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • Knob unsalted butter, more to top
  • 1 small onion, very finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme, very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp parsley, finely chopped
  • Generous splash Fino sherry
  • Salt and pepper


1.Melt the butter in a small pan until bubbling.

2.Add the onion and garlic and fry gently for 5 mins until soft and translucent.

3.Add the liver and cook for 2 mins before adding the sherry, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper and stir for 1 min, then remove from the heat and leave for 2 mins.

4.Place in a food processor and blend for a few minutes until the pâté is smooth.

5.Leave to cool for 5 mins, spoon into a ramekin and smooth out.

6.Melt 2-3 tbsp unsalted butter in a saucepan and pour over the pâté to form a protective skin.

7.Leave in the fridge for a few hours to develop in flavour and to firm up.

8.And serve with toasted bread. 

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 1 April, 2017. 

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