Almond Mushroom Pate Recipe


Type: Almond Mushroom Pate Free Cooking Recipe – Appetizers

Just do it!

Ingredients / Directions
2 tb Margarine
1 x Sm Onion
chopped (1/4 c)
1 x Clove garlic
minced
1 1/2 c Sliced Mushrooms (4 oz)
1/2 ts Tarragon
1 c Blanched Whole Almonds(6 oz)
1 tb Lemon juice
2 ts Soy Sauce
1 ds White Pepper
2 tb Cream Cheese
opt. * * or kefir cheese
or Neufchatel cheese GARNISH: slivered or finely chopped
almonds
fresh parsley sprigs
pimiento strips
or sweet red pepper strips,
optional

In a large skillet
melt margarine. Add onion
garlic
and mushrooms. Saute
until tender but not browned. Add tarragon
stir until it is softened.
Pour mixture into a bowl of food processor. Add remaining ingredients.
Process until mixture is smooth. Add cheese if you prefer a more spreadable
consistency. Spoon into a serving bowl. Top with garnish of your choice.
Makes 1 1/2 cup(s)s.
People who do not like ordinary pate seem to love this one. Vary the herbs
and substitute the vegetables as you wish. Serve with water crackers
thick
slices of crusty French bread
thin slices of whole wheat bread
or
unsalted whole wheat crackers. May be frozen. VARIATIONS: ~ Substitute
other vegetables for the mushrooms (maybe broccoli.) ~ Substitute 1/2 t
fennel for the tarragon and 1 c whole pecans for
the almonds ~ vary the flavor by using other seasonings such as basil,
oregano,
dillweed
curry powder
or nutmeg.

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