Mushroom Pate

Submitted by John on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 22:30

Mushroom PateA delicious cold dish the contrasts hearty mushroom flavors with creamy cheese. Use a mix of fresh supermarket mushrooms and dried wild mushrooms to get great depth of flavor.

I get excellent dried mushrooms in the Polish markets on Millbury Street in Worcester, near Kelly Square. The expensive King Bolete is a particularly nice addition, if you can get it. 

24 Servings
Preparation time
3 hours, 30 minutes
  1. Reconstitute dried mushrooms in boiled water.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Cook the onions and garlic, stirring, until soft and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the fresh mushrooms and cook, stirring, until wilted and starting to brown.
  5. Add the vermouth, reconstituted mushrooms and their liquor, thyme, salt, and pepper, and cook until the vermouth is nearly all evaporated, 5 minutes.
  6. Add the parsley and truffle oil and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Transfer to a food processor. Process with the cheeses until well combined.
  8. Transfer to a pretty serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate 3 hours before serving.
  9. Serve chilled with crackers.
This was a hit at the Old Colony Club Twelfthnight Party 2017 and other parties ever since!
Adapted from Emeril's recipe at