*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            Almond Mushroom Pate
 Recipe By     : Lisa-Fabfood
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      small         Onion -- chopped (1/4 c)
    1      tablespoon    Lemon juice
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    2      teaspoons     Soy Sauce
    1 1/2  cups          Sliced Mushrooms -- (4 oz)
    1      dash          White Pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      Tarragon
    2      tablespoons   Cream Cheese -- opt. **
 **or kefir cheese, or Neufchatel cheese GARNISH: slivered or finely chopped
 almonds, fresh parsley sprigs, pimiento strips, or sweet red pepper strips,
 In a large skillet, melt margarine.  Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms.  Saute
 until tender but not browned.  Add tarragon, stir until it is softened.  Pour
 mixture into a bowl of food processor.  Add remaining ingredients.  Process
 until mixture is smooth.  Add cheese if you prefer a more spreadable
 consistency.  Spoon into a serving bowl.  Top with garnish of your choice.
 Makes 1 1/2 cups.  People who do not like ordinary pate seem to love this one.
 Vary the herbs and substitute the vegetables as you wish.  Serve with water
 crackers, thick slices of crusty French bread, thin slices of whole wheat
 bread, or unsalted whole wheat crackers.  May be frozen.  VARIATIONS: -
 Substitute other vegetables for the mushrooms (maybe broccoli.) - Substitute
 1/2 t fennel for the tarragon and 1 c whole pecans for the almonds - vary the
 flavor by using other seasonings such as basil, oregano, dillweed, curry
 powder, or nutmeg.  -----
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