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vegetarian mushroom pate

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Serves 4

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  • oil+butter for frying
  • 2 shallots
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 500g chestnut mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp port optional
  • 2 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 100g cooked chestnuts or hazelnuts if chestnuts unavailable
  • 300g cream cheese
  • salt+pepper
  • bread to serve


    1. put oil+butter in a frying pan over medium heat, peel+finally chop shallots+garlic,add to pan cook for 3 minutes
    2. Finely sliced mushrooms, add to pan with port if using and season with salt+pepper
    3. turn up heat+cook for 8 mins or till mushrooms have softened and liquid has evaporated
    4. roughly chop chestnuts,
    5. tip mushrooms in food processor with chestnuts and some of the tarragon and cheese, blitz for a few minutes till smooth, divide into ramekins, place remainder of tarragon on top and chill

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