*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                            Almond Mushroom Pate
 
 Recipe By     : Diamond Almonds advertizement
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Miscellaneous, food*             Snacks, savory*
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  small         onion -- quartered
    1      small         clove garlic
      1/2  pound         fresh mushrooms -- halved
    2      tablespoons   butter
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/8  teaspoon      tarragon -- crushed
           dash          white pepper
   10      ounces        blanched whole almonds -- toasted
    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 remaining 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 reserved 2/3 cup 
 almonds. [Press whole almonds onto surface of mound so that they 
 are in a vertical position. Mound surface should be more or less 
 entirely covered with upright almonds.]
 
 Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
 
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