Since I may not be the only person on the board who actually likes liver, I thought I'd post my recipe for this awesome spread.
1 lb chicken livers
1-2 large shallot bulbs, sliced
4-6 large white mushrooms, sliced
1 TBSP butter
1/2 cube cream cheese
1/4 cup cheap Chardonnay
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
a sprig of fresh basil, de-stemmed (optional)
Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large-ish shallow saucepan with a well-fitting lid
Saute the shallots until translucent and starting to brown
Add the liver, wine, salt, and pepper, stir and cover for 10-15 minutes
Remove liver and shallots with a slotted spoon, add mushrooms and saute until thoroughly cooked
Remove mushrooms with a slotted spoon and place in bowl with liver and shallots
Strain any juices from liver, shallots, and mushrooms back into the pan, reduce until thick and saucy, add to liver, shallot, and mushroom mixture
Place liver, shallot, and mushroom mixture in food processor with cream cheese and basil, whirl as briefly as possible to combine all ingredients but maintain some texture.
Scrape into a glass container, chill, and serve on crusty bread.
A delicious way to cure your anemia! Thanks, Uncle Nigel!