Maggie Beer’s Chicken & Duck Liver Pate


  • 250g trimmed duck liver
  • 250g trimmed chicken liver
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 1/8 cup currants
  • 100ml verjuice


If you can’t find any duck liver, just use chicken liver it still tastes great. Source clean pasture raised liver like from Grassland Poultry.


Soak currant in verjuice for several hours (or speed up the process by putting it into the microwave for 10 minutes on defrost cycle)

Cook onion until almost translucent in the pan in 100g of the butter, add garlic and continue a few minutes more until both are translucent and the butter is hot without burning. Clarify the remaining butter.

Meanwhile, in another pan sauté trimmed liver in the nut-brown butter with fresh rosemary, season with salt and pepper. Seal on both sides and put aside to rest, the livers should still be pink in the middle.

Put cooked livers and their juices into a food processor and then with the processor running, add the hot butter, garlic, onion and process until fine.

Strain currants from verjuice and fold through the puree pate. Cover with the clarified butter and allow to set.