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Chicken Liver Parfait

This is beautifully rich and buttery but the┬áChinese spice adds a nice point to the flavour. What you’ll need 450g chicken livers 150g butter plus a bit more to top the parfaits with 1 shallot – finely sliced 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic A few sprigs of thyme 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice 2 tablespoons double cream. You need to clean up the livers – cut anything off that doesn’t look like it should be there – the white bits, the green bits, the sinewy bits – they all need to go. While you’re at it, try to cut each...

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Picada

I could eat this stuff on its own. It’s that tasty. Its real purpose however is to thicken and flavour other dishes. It’s a Catalan recipe that you’ll find used in many Catalan dishes – it really finishes off a dish with it’s distinctive flavour and texture. What you’ll need 1 tablespoon of almonds 1 tablespoon of hazelnuts 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic 1 slice of bread – even better, 4 or 5 slices of baguette A handful of chopped parsley Plenty of olive oil. Blanch the almonds in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove, allow to cool and the...

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