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Can one substitute good chopped liver for liver pate in Beef Wellington?

niloc Dec 22, 2008 01:30 PM

Greetings! I am making a kosher version of Beef Wellington (actually using loin of Venison). Most recipes call for liver pate or in some cases foie gras. I have neither in kosher versions and am thinking of substituting good chopped liver. Do you think this will work?



  1. phofiend Dec 26, 2008 10:53 AM


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      xecuchef Dec 23, 2008 04:11 PM

      you can replace the pate with mushroom duxelle(basically fine chopped mushrooms, shallots,garlic cooked down with red wine or port) and if you purchase a cheaper brand of puff pastry you will find that they use margerine instead of butter.

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      1. re: xecuchef
        tinymango Dec 26, 2008 06:12 PM

        yes, most commonly i have made beef wellington with mushroom duxelle which i think is the best.

        beware of margerine, it often contains dairy products.

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          scubadoo97 Dec 27, 2008 02:59 PM


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          Diane in Bexley Dec 23, 2008 09:18 AM

          Yes. Just curious, grew up in kosher home, I understand that venison can be kosher if it was killed by a shochect, but how is the loin piece of meat kosher? Also, what are using for pastry wrapping, as most commercial puff pastry contains butter (milchig).

          I have also successfully used a good multi-mushroom forcemeat with herbs for stuffing. If you want recipe, let m eknow.

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          1. re: Diane in Bexley
            weinstein5 Dec 23, 2008 11:48 AM

            Check Musicon farms - http://www.koshervenison.com/prices.htm and looks like you can the hind legs so they muct remove the sciatica nerve - also there is now available in the kosher frozene food section a pareve puff pastry - I forget the manufacturer -

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