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Chicken Liver Mousse Recipe

Creamy and rich and easy AF.
Chicken Liver Mousse Recipe
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds|1 kilogram chicken livers, rinsed
9 ounces|250 grams unsalted butter, diced
½ cup|125 ml heavy cream
3-4 shallots, minced
1-2 dried chili or peperoncino
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
sherry vinegar, to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over high. Season the livers with salt and pepper and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the shallots and dried chilies and cook until the shallots are soft, about 2 minutes. Add the cubes of butter and cook until the butter foams, about 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook 2 more minutes, then transfer everything to a blender. Purée until creamy, then season with salt and pepper, as well as sherry vinegar to taste.
  2. Strain, then cool the mousse down quickly. We suggest getting a large bowl of ice water and put the mousse over it in a smaller bowl. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Serve the mousse with some toasted rye bread and slices of cucumber.

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