Pâtés are not exclusive to the French or Belgian cuisine, we also have them in the Philippines in form of Reno a very popular Filipino Style Liver Spread brand.
Pâtés are not exclusive to the French or Belgian cuisine as we also have them in the Philippines in form of Reno a very popular liver spread brand. Reno is a beef liver spread can be considered a type of pate but it is nowhere near its European counterparts is it has a hot and spicy taste and its texture is a bit gritty, it is commonly enjoyed with a bread called pandesal but also used as the secret ingredient of Kaldereta. In Philippines you can buy these everywhere from bakeries, convenience stores and supermarket but in New Zealand it’s hard to find even Asian shops don’t carry them, I heard stories from fellow Filipinos that this spread did not pass food and safety regulations hence it is not imported.
Now what if you live here or any other countries that don’t have it and you are craving for some? well you are lucky as I tried recreating them from home after asking Facebook fans to list down the ingredients in the can and whether they know someone who knows the recipe. I also searched Google but no luck on how it’s exactly made but I used some method of how liver pate is being made. So here you go, this is the first time I made it so bear with the ingredients as I played around with it to get the exact flavour and texture and all of it listed here are approximate values. All I can say that it tasted nearly the same with the Reno liver spread I used to love 10 years ago, I am not sure if it changed during the last 10 years, anyways anyone who try this recipe please let me know how did it turn up.
In a bowl combine liver and milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least a day. When ready for cooking drain liver and pat them dry.
In a pan add a small amount of oil then fry chopped bacon until crispy. Remove bacon then set aside.
Using the same pan and oil from the bacon, fry liver. Cook well and brown on all sides.
Remove liver from pan then put the garlic and shallots. Cook for 2 minutes in low heat.
Turn heat off then add butter and liver, then leave until it cools down.
Pour everything in the pan in a food processor together with the bacon and all of the rendered oil, melted butter and toasted bits off the bottom of the pan. Add chilli, salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper I added around 1 tablespoons.
Process until it becomes a paste but still gritty, add a tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is achieved (you might not need all or you might need more).
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Yum! I’ll make this, but I’ll omit the chili. Thanks for the recipe!
Looks like your version of liver pate, unlike the Reno brand, is not sweet which is a good thing. I don’t remember Reno liver spread being sweet or maybe my memory is not that good anymore. After away for over 20 years or more I tasted Reno again to my disappointment. I hate food that’s sweet unless they are meant to be desserts. So I also hate sweet spaghetti, sweet dinuguan, sweet bopis, sweet and sour anything, or sweet sizzling sisig. Every one in our family is like me — we hate sweet food unless they are desserts or drinks. It seems like the Filipino palate has developed a saccharine taste for dishes that are not originally meant to be sweet. Is it any wonder our country has one of the most number of diabetics?
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I too do not enjoy sweet foods; however, I love most anything spicy!
The liver spread on the bread makes a great appetizer… I could spend the whole day snacking it.
Love this version of chicken liver pate!
Mmm, never tried it but I do enjoy a good spread, be it liver, foie gras or terrine. I think the Vietnamese Banh mi with chilli and liver is a hit, so no doubt this will be very tasty too…
I think I’d prefer this over a regular French liver paté. They can be so… I don’t know… “flat”. A bit of chilli to liven things up? Now we’re talking!
What a great pate. I love the little bit of spice.
I love pate! And this is a particularly nice one. Good stuff – thanks for sharing this.
With the addition of bacon and bird chillis maybe even my teenagers would like liver pate, ok maybe not but I sure would. A great little appetiser! Take Care, BAM
Huge pate’ / liver spread lover here! This liver spread looks delicious! Thanks so much for your research and patience in developing this recipe. I love it and hope to make it soon!
I love pate but I have to admit once I made it and had to push the mixture through a sieve to remove the “graininess” and that was a bit …well, offputting. I think I like your method better !
i am not familiar with reno brand. but that just proves how little i know in the cooking world.. hihi
Although I have never been a fan of liver, my husband will kill this spread all on his own. He really loves it. I’m pretty sure he never had Filipino style and he would love to try!
thanks for the recipe, i can’t wait to try it, I love liver, but i’ve never had a good recipe to make it with!
reno liver spread is also composed of cultured earthworm!
Thanks for this! I don’t really like the taste of pate here as they are so…flat. And every brand tastes the same. 😀 Might try one time.
We do have Reno here in New Zealand but they are so darn expensive—3.20 NZD for the little can (back there I could buy the big can for the equivalent of a dollar).
Hi Anna where you get them from?
Hi, I just would like to ask. Can I use pork liver instead of beef liver?Tnx
I havent tried but I guess you can
I’d like to try this pressure-canned. How much did this recipe give you in terms of cup measurement? I plan to use 4-oz jelly jars to can this. Thanks.
If I can remember roughly 3 cups
We can buy Reno liver spread in any Asian store hee in Chicago. I love it so much that I still eat it even if I know I’ll suffer from gout attack the next day hehehe. I’m surprised you didn’t add sugar or maybe honey because Reno has a definite sweetness to it, that’s why I like it better than any other pate.
It’s a great recipe…. I tried it just this morning at its so yum….. thanks for sharing……
In New Zealand, you can get the Palm brand liver spread… they are made there… in fact, they are probably better than Reno’s.
Yeah I saw that, haven’t tried it yet. Will give it a shot when I see it in Pak n Save
Is this taste like RENO?
Just made this today and it tastes like a commercial liver spread! My hubby said so. I accidentally poured a lot of milk and it became watery. So in order to fix it I thought why not heat it in the pan to evaporate the excess moisture from the milk, and it made a perfect consistency! I added 1 bay leaf to lessen the strong flavor of the liver and boom! Tastes like liver spread straight from a reno can.
Thanks for trying the recipe out and glad you like it.