Blue Cheese Mushroom Pâté and a Wasa Giveaway

by jerseygirl on February 10, 2012 · 134 comments

CONTEST CLOSED.  CONGRATS TO LAURA ANDERSON!

Years ago, my husband and I had a really bad Valentines dinner experience. My daughter was a toddler at the time and having a babysitter was an occasional treat.  We made our dinner reservations at 8pm thinking we could get to the restaurant early and have a drink at the bar. We arrived at the restaurant  and sat at the bar much longer than expected. We were seated for dinner hours later and it was 10:30 when our main course still hadn’t been served. We finally had our meals packed up so we could be home to our babysitter by 11pm. After that experience, I vowed never to eat dinner out on Valentine’s Day again.  To this day, I have stuck by my vow.

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, I figure we will have an early family dinner with the kids.  I will make some light appetizers and have some wine with the hubby later.  Recently  Wasa sent me a bunch of their product to try and I knew exactly what to make. Their thin and crispy flat breads are the perfect vehicle to serve a pâté on.  Since we are not big liver fans, I am going with a mushroom pâté  flavored with a little Blue cheese. Wasa’s Rosemary Flat Bread is the perfect pairing with mushrooms. When I make sauteed mushrooms, I always add herbs and Rosemary is one of my favorites.   This pâté with Rosemary flat bread is addicting! It is also the perfect snack or appetizer with a light crisp wine.

The wonderful people  at WASA are offering one of my readers a delicious giveaway. So you can try a variety of these crispbreads too. One winner will get the following :

  • A Cooking with Crispbread cookbook
  • A sample of Wasa Products
  • A Wasa pen and booklet
  • A Wasa drawstring bag

How can you win? Just leave a comment on what your Valentine’s Day plans are.  Here are six more ways you can get enter:

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Contest ends Wed, February 15th at 11:59EST.  Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on Thurs, February 16th.

Good luck everyone! Sorry, but you can only enter if you have a US mailing address.

If you want some more healthy recipes and appetizing ideas, go to the Wasa site by clicking  HERE. Some of my blogger friends also love WASA crispbreads  just as much as I do. Check out their recipes too……..

Melecotte

Doughmesstic

BranAppetit

The Novice Chef

Bell’Alimento

The Hungry Housewife

4.8 from 13 reviews
Blue Cheese Mushroom Pâté
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6 to 8
 
This light appetizer is perfect with a crisp white wine.
Ingredients
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 16 ounces white mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
  • 3 TBS white wine
  • 3 TBS buttermilk
  • 3 TBS crumbled Blue cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh or dried parsley for garnish
  • 1 box Wasa thin and crispy Rosemary flat bread
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until the wine it is evaporated, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a food processor. Process with the buttermilk and cheese until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate for a few hours. Garnish with fresh or dried parsley. This is best served at room temperature with Wasa Rosemary flat bread.
Notes
This is great served with a cheese platter.

 

***Disclosure: Wasa provided the gift pack to the winner. All opinions are my own.

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Carole Resnick February 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Since my birthday is 2/11 we will have a double celebration at our favorite restaurant.

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suzanne February 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Since it is on a Tuesday this year, it will be an early dinner at home. I haven’t figured out the menu yet- maybe steak

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sara February 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

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Off to tweet great giveaway! love the pate!

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Kim K. February 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day early this year on Sunday. (I work on Tuesday) Not exactly sure of the entire meal yet, but we’re definitely having crab legs.

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Kate February 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

We usually go out for Valentine’s Day, but we go early (5pm) to places that don’t accept reservations so we don’t have to worry about making one. Of course, with the little guy this year we’ll be staying in. It’s too much hassle for a random Tuesday night!

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Danielle February 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

My boyfriend and I will be apart Valentine’s Day so we’ll be celebrating the weekend after with a gourmet dinner at home :) I hope everyone else enjoys their Valentine’s Day, too!

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patsy February 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

We don’t usually do a lot for Valentine’s Day… but being that its on a weeknight this year, I may try to make something special for the whole family to enjoy.

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Angela February 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I love mushroom pate–looks so good, Lisa. I also love Wasa! I am with you on the making dinner at home, and that is what we will be doing this year. A lovely dinner with a nice bottle of wine.

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joann February 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Making hommade lasagna with my honey!

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I love Wasa crackers. I have four boxes in the pantry right now. We’ll probably eat some on Valentine’s day. ;)

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amy marantino February 12, 2012 at 2:35 am

a homemade pizza party

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debbie February 12, 2012 at 7:28 am

I am just going to stay home, and make a nice meal for my son.
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Joanna February 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I’ll be staying in and making dinner for Valentine’s Day! A 10 month old and a weekday evening don’t make for going out!

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teresa February 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

haha, yeah, being a crowd-aphobe i’ve never dared go out on v-day, but i can imagine how crazy it is. i’d much rather stay home and enjoy that gorgeous pate!

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We’ll probably have a quiet dinner at home — with something sweet and chocolate to finish off the meal.
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My valentines plans are going to work and hoping for some flowers!
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Eloise Carlson February 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

We are celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday the 17th. Hubby and I actually get to have some time alone all night so we are headed out to a nice dinner, maybe a movie and some great conversation. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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katfam February 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

I always make a really nice dinner for my family on Valentine’s Day.

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I don’t have a partner now so I’m taking my sis out to eat at her favorite restaurant.
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Lori Hart February 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hubby and I are going to have a nice quiet dinner at home.

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Ramona February 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I bought oysters and ribeyes. Am going to cheat and have a few fried ones and a grilled steak.

We never go out on V day. Fear of what happened to you and another thing is that we like our cooking better than crowds.

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Dani Johnson February 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

We will keep it low key this year and make some spaghetti with meat sauce at home and chill out with the girls at home. My husband and I met 12 years ago today, the day before Valentines Day.

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Suzanne February 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Planning to spend some quality time with my husband after he gets home from work late. We won’t go out to dinner on Valentine’s day ever either. It’s crazy out there!

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Black Eyed Susans Kitchen February 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

We never go out to dinner on the holiday…too much pressure for the restaurant kitchen and not very relaxing…besides making a meal for someone you love is the best!!
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Marci February 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Dinner out and a movie later tonight :)

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It is my birthday so going to go out with family
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Robin Scott February 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Don’t have any real plans – my husband brought me home some flowers, I made a fav dinner, and might make brownies

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Mona February 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

My valentine’s plan wasn’t much. I was busy with school work, sadly.

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Sand February 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

We had pizza and cupcakes for Valentine’s Day.

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Our plans were to go out and have a nice dinner. Unfortunately, we were both in bed since Saturday with the worst crud ever.
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