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Elegant Vegetarian Pate
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Serves: 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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1/2 small onion, quartered
1 small garlic clove
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, halved
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon tarragon, crushed
1 dash white pepper
1 package (10 ounces) toasted almonds, whole
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 tablespoon heavy cream

In food processor with metal blade, process onion and garlic with on-off bursts until coarsely chopped; set aside. Process mushrooms with on-off bursts until coarsely chopped. Melt butter in medium skillet; add onion, garlic mushrooms, salt, tarragon and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most liquid has evaporated. Reserve 2/3 cup almonds for garnish. Process remainin almonds until coarsely chopped. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Process remaining almonds to form a paste. Add mushroom mixture, sherry and cream; process until smooth. Add reserved 2 tablespoons chopped almonds; process with on-off bursts. Cover and chill...Mound pate on serving plate. Garnish with reamining 2/3 cup almonds. Makes about 1-1/2 cups. BLENDER INSTRUCTIONS: Follow instructions above, using electric blender to chop and grind almonds. Add sherry to ground almonds; blend until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Chop onion, garlic and mushrooms; cook as directed. Add mushroom mixture and cream to blender; puree. Blend thoroughly into almond mixture. Stir in reserved, chopped almonds. Finish as recipe directs.

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