Chicken Liver Mousse on Baguette with Jacobsen Pinot Noir Salt
Notes of vanilla and sweet red fruit pair with earthy tones to perfectly finish braised beef, roasted beets, pasta with marinara, summer berries with burrata, and this classic and decadent chicken liver mousse recipe.
1 lb chicken livers
1 pint milk
4 oz butter
3 large shallots, small diced
5 large cloves garlic sliced
1 tsp Jacobsen Pure Kosher Sea Salt
1⁄2 cup tomato paste
1⁄4 cup heavy cream
1⁄4 cup pinot noir
1 1⁄2 cup fresh raspberries
Rustic bread or baguette, sliced or torn, toasted or warmed in the oven
Jacobsen Pinot Noir Salt
1⁄2 cup fresh raspberries
Clean and soak the chicken livers for at least 2 hours in milk (overnight if possible). Remove the livers from the milk and dry on a cloth. Discard the milk.
In a large saute pan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Add the shallots, garlic, and 1 tsp of pure kosher salt. Add the tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes until caramelized. Add 1⁄4 c pinot noir and cook for about 2 more minutes. Add the raw livers at the very last minute, then immediately remove from heat. Remove from heat and add the hot mixture to a blender. Add 1 1⁄2 cup raspberries, and the heavy cream and blend on high until mixture is smooth. Pour hot mixture through a strainer and then pour into small mason jars or a shallow serving dish. Let the mousse cool to room temp and then put into the fridge to set. Top with fresh raspberries and Jacobsen Pinot Noir Salt and serve with toasted or warm baguette.