Picnic Pate Recipe

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Clarinda Pinto Modified: March 14, 2022
Picnic Pate Recipe

How To Make Picnic Pate

Planning a picnic soon? This picnic pate makes a flavorful appetizer made with pork liver, mushroom, and herbs for an elegant spread made in under an hour.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 30 minutes



  • ¾cupbutter,divided
  • 1lbchicken livers
  • 8ozmushrooms,(1 package) chopped
  • 3green onions,thinly sliced
  • 1tbspgarlic,chopped
  • 1tspsalt,or more to taste
  • cupRiesling wine
  • ½tspdry mustard
  • tsprosemary,dried
  • 1pinchdill weed,dried


  1. Melt ¼ cup butter in a skillet. Add chicken livers, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and salt; cook for 5 minutes.

  2. Add Riesling, mustard, rosemary, and dill to the skillet. Simmer until chicken livers are tender and liquid is mostly absorbed for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  3. Transfer mixture to a food processor; blend until almost smooth. Blend in remaining butter. Add additional salt if needed.

  4. Pack pate into a ceramic crock and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.


  • Calories: 164.52kcal
  • Fat: 13.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.49g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.81g
  • Fiber: 0.32g
  • Sugar: 0.59g
  • Protein: 7.25g
  • Cholesterol: 160.91mg
  • Sodium: 206.38mg
  • Calcium: 12.80mg
  • Potassium: 178.79mg
  • Iron: 3.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 1345.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.27mg
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