Pork Liver Pate

By: Vitamix

This pork liver pate offers a layered flavor experience, with sweet balsamic vinegar, savory caramel iced shallots, and pork liver whipped into a velvety-smooth texture.

Machine: Vita-Prep 3

Container: 64oz tall

Preparation: 2 hours

Processing: 1 min 30 seconds

Yield: 8 cups


  • 4 pieces thick cut bacon, cut into lardons
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 cup sweet balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon homemade Chinese five-spice
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 lb. 5 ounce pork liver (soaked in milk overnight)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup clarified butter
  • 1 large loaf Brioche bread, to serve


  1. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until ¾ done.
  2. Add shallots and cook until caramelized.
  3. Add brown sugar, sherry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, five-spice, and nutmeg to the pan and stir well.
  4. Reduce mixture by two-thirds until almost a syrupy consistency. Cool.
  5. Place cream, pork livers, and cooked mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Start machine and increase speed to Variable 10. Blend for 1 minute.
  8. Reduce speed to Variable 8 and remove lid plug.
  9. Carefully add the eggs, one at a time, then the butter through the lid plug opening. Secure lid plug.
  10. Increase speed to Variable 10 and blend an additional 15 seconds.
  11. Divide mixture between two heat-safe bowls and cover with plastic wrap.
  12. Place into steamer for 1 hour. Remove and cool completely.
  13. Serve with bread.