The Duo: Alexian Mousse and Blinis

 

We have the perfect pairing for you to snack on.  Alexian Mousse on blinis are that sudden and delightful bite. In addition to the Alexian products you already know, we want to bring a delicious tip with blinis, which are an Eastern European mini pancake traditionally made from wheat or buckwheat flour, and served with several garnishes. Blini is one of the most-eaten dishes in this side of Europe, and we are introducing to you as the perfect match with our Alexian Mousse. Together they can be served on a variety of occasions since they are  great and tasty appetizers.

 Chicken Liver Mousse on Blinis:

This original duo will not  take more than a few minutes to prepare. Simply spread a generous portion of Alexian’s Chicken Liver Mousse over some blinis,  and top with strawberry or grape jam.

The Chicken Liver Mousse’s savory flavor is  perfect for  the sweetness of the jam. You may also slice some pickled grapes in half, and place on the pâté as a topping. 

Truffle Mousse on Blinis:

For this flavorsome combination, you need cherry tomatoes cut in half.  Spread Alexian’s Truffle Mousse on the blinis,  and top with cherry tomatoes for a sensational degustation. The rich Truffle Mousse flavor is much for  each bite.

Duck Liver and Pork Mousse with Cognac 

Boasting a sophisticated flavor profile, Alexian award-winning pâté  is the fresh, natural and definitively delicious option for a pairing. For this match we spread Duck Liver and Pork Mousse with Cognac on the blinis, and we enhance the plate with pear slices and celery sticks. 

Enjoy with a glass of wine!

Picnics with Pâté!

It is time for outdoor activities. One of the simplest and funnest ways to eat outside, and  spend time with friends and family is to go for a picnic!. You can take it to the next level with sophisticated and delicious Alexian Pâté.

There are many ways of doing a good pâté snack pack. For instance, making pâté toasts. First, choose your favorite Alexian Pâté, put it on top of the bread, add some cheese or veggies and… voila! it is ready to go!

Another option is  creating a delicious cheese platter and Alexian Pâté. To prepare, cut  pâté and a variety of cheeses in cubes. They are both a great combination to enjoy. 

If you are a fan of dipping Alexian,  carrot and celery sticks, or  tortilla chips  are the chosen snacks. We suggest some fresh options such as our Tomato Basil, with vegetable sticks.

Pâté Fans Share their Favorite Breakfast Recipes

We always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why not start with a delicious Alexian Pâté. Here are 3 breakfast recipes shared by Alexian Pâté lovers.

1. Pâté on a bagel

By Michelle, Jersey City, New Jersey
Ingredients:

Toast the bagel of your choice lightly before spreading any of our mousses on top. We recommend Duck Liver and Pork Mousse with Cognac or Truffle Mousse. Add the sliced tomatoes and cucumber on top, then season with salt and pepper. It makes a wonderful breakfast or lunch!

2. Pâté Omelet

By Jennifer, Torrance, California 

Ingredients:

We suggest using coarse pâtés sliced and cubed for omelets. Our Chicken and Veal Pâté is particularly tasty and will give any omelet a distinct flavor.
For best results when making omelets, we recommend using a non-stick pan.  Since omelets tend to cook quickly, it is recommended to prepare your ingredients ahead of time so they are ready to be folded in when the eggs begin to set. Top your ingredients with your favorite cheese, fold egg over, and enjoy!

3. Pâté Crêpe

By Alex, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

            Ingredients:

Before you start cooking, grease your flat grill or skillet.

Using a hand mixer, combine all of the ingredients into a smooth batter. Pour onto the grill or skillet and heat for one minute on each side, or until desired crispness is achieved. For a savory crepe, spreadon a thin layer of one of our creamy mousses.  For a more filling meal, layer our Truffle Mousse with shredded chicken, asparagus and roasted tomatoes.

Easy and Colorful Spring Cheese Board

Let’s face it: Spring calls for more snacks in the park and less stressful cookin’ in the kitchen. Enter our easy and colorful Spring cheese board. Here’s everything you need to know to craft one and celebrate the season.

Your (Simple) Guide to an Easy and Colorful Spring Cheese Board

First thing’s first: You must add color. No exceptions. Be sure to set aside foods like strawberries, blueberries, green grapes— you get the idea.

As to how to go about actually creating the board, here’s the rundown. Begin by piling up the savory goods. This includes everything from your favorite cheeses, meats, and pâtés. Add any spreads— like jams and honey— around the board. Afterward, you can add the berries and nuts to fill in all the empty spaces. Best of all, these little guys will also give a beautiful pop of color to the presentation.

At the very end, surround the board with fresh crackers and baguette slices. And just like that, you’ve got yourself a successful Spring cheese board!

Ingredients

Women’s History Month: Celebrating with Alexian

March is Women’s History Month– honoring and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of women in American history. And this Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look inward, at Alexian’s leadership.

Alexian is a Women Owned Business— certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and is family owned too! Laurie founded the business with her husband and has guided the business through decades of triumphs and challenges. With Alexandra now at the helm serving as the second generation President, the mother-daughter duo are celebrating the company’s next chapter and 40th anniversary!

“We’re thrilled to have come so far,” Alexandra told us. “Our company was started by my father, Ewald Groezinger, in 1982. Although our company turns 40 years old this year, its heritage and recipes are much older than that— and we can’t wait to continue on for another 40 more years.”

Laurie added, “Even after 40 years, we still love what we do. We take great pride and care in making our products and upholding our family’s legacy.”

A Little More About Alexian Pâté

All Natural

Alexian has always made a commitment to preparing pâtés and mousses with high quality ingredients that you know and love. We sacrifice nothing but the unpleasantries of preservatives, additives and unnecessary fillers.

Animal Welfare

All meats are sourced from carefully selected vendors who certify that their breeding and raising practices are humane and sensitive to the health and well being of their stock. Depending on the species these practices will include: No administration of antibiotics or growth stimulants; a vegetarian fed diet; , minimal confinement appropriate to healthy growth and safety of the species.

Community Welfare

In addition to Feeding the Hungry in our local community, Alexian is a regular contributor to Food Banks and other nonprofits throughout the USA.

Conservation Practices

Alexian pâtés are packaged in printed cardboard sleeves that carry the seals of the Forest Stewardship Council®, certifying that the sourcing of materials promotes responsible forest management to support local communities. The corrugated cartons used to ship Alexian products are made from recycled materials and printed with water based inks.

No Shortcuts

We consistently deliver high quality products, while providing outstanding customer service. Rather than seeking short term gains, we have adopted a long term perspective in the way we conduct our business.

The Perfect Valentine Pre-Dinner Bite: Pâté with Toast

One of life’s greatest indulgences? Toppings on bread.

Simple and delicious, paté with toast is one of the most underrated snacks around. Incredibly flavorful— and easy to whip up— it’s a snack that’s sure to please family and friends alike. Oh, and did we mention lovers, too?

Yes, that’s right: This Valentine’s Day, it’s all about keeping it low-key and chill— and that means when it comes to cooking, too. Whether you’re having a juicy steak for dinner, premium pasta, or ordering in, pâté with toast is the perfect pre-dinner bite to get your belly rumbling for more.

Here’s a few recipes you can start off with.

Balsamic Bruschetta

Slice and lightly toast a baguette. Spread a thin layer of our Tomato-Basil Vegan Pâté onto each of the slices and set aside. Combine diced tomatoes and roughly chopped basil in a small bowl. Stir in balsamic vinegar until all pieces are evenly coated. Spoon the mixture onto each slice, and top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese or fresh, sliced mozzarella. Yum!

Mushroom Bites

As versatile as they are filling, mushrooms are a must-have in the kitchen. To make this delicious toast, simply sauté a few of your favorite mushrooms with sliced onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread a generous helping of our Black Peppercorn Mousse Pâté onto a toasty baguette, top with the sautéed vegetables, and enjoy!

Fruity Delights

Start with a fresh, lightly toasted baguette. Next, place a moderate layer of peach preserves, followed by a generous layer of Grand Marnier or Pheasant & Rosemary.
Top with a handful of fresh arugula and just a sprinkle of freshly cracked black pepper. Leave it open faced or top it with another piece of baguette. Voila!

 ‘Tis the Season for Duck Liver Mousse Toast

 

Elegant and delicious, duck liver mousse toast makes for a perfect pre-dinner bite— especially during the holidays when you want to impress your guests. Best of all? It’s an incredibly simple appetizer to whip up with few ingredients and easy preparation.
From the ingredients to the instructions, here’s everything you need to know about crafting this scrumptious snack.

Ingredients for 1 Serving:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 sprigs thyme plus ½ tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 ½ ounces Duck Liver with Pork Mousse and Cognac
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1 slice of toasted bread

Instructions:

Heat butter and thyme sprigs in a small skillet over medium heat, swirling occasionally until butter is melted and starting to brown. This should take around 2–3 minutes.
Season pâté with salt and pepper.
Increase heat to medium-high. Quickly heat the pâté, stirring and basting constantly, until warm and crispy on both sides. This should take around 30–45 seconds.
Transfer pâté to toast, drizzle with some butter from the skillet.
Scatter thyme leaves over.

How to Whip Up a Show-Stopping Beef Wellington

Ah, Beef Wellington. 

A holiday staple across the U.S. and England, there’s nothing as deliciously comforting as a juicy beef tenderloin wrapped in layers of pâté, duxelles (a finely chopped mushroom mixture), ham, and crispy puff pastry. While the origins of this famous dish are unknown, what we do know is that it’s sure to impress guests at your next dinner party. That said, where does one even begin on this not-so-easy (read: incredibly complex) recipe?

Below, we break down our go-to recipe for crafting a show-stopping Beef Wellington from the inside out. 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Beef Kaldereta: The Filipino Pâté Stew of Your Dreams:

 

An iconic dish in the Philippines, Beef Kalderata is a savory beef stew cooked with creamy tomato sauce, fresh vegetables, and liver spread (in our case, pâté). Commonly served on holidays and special occasions, this spicy mainstay is flavorful and tender, offering melt-in-your-mouth meat and soul-satisfying comfort that’s sure to impress. 

Read on below for the easy recipe.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Happy National Chicken Month

 

September is National Chicken Month, which is why we’re bringing the humble chicken off the back-burner and into the spotlight. Read on below as we highlight everything you need to know about a few of our chicken pâté varieties.

Chicken Ballotine

Our Chicken Ballotine is prepared with a chicken breast that has been split and filled with minced white chicken meat, pistachios, and a medley of dried fruits, including papaya, pineapple, raisins, and apricots. The prepared meat is cooked slowly in a terrine to a mouth-watering golden brown. Hungry yet?

Chicken Liver Mousse

A rich yet delicate treat, Chicken Liver Mousse pâté is a pantry essential that offers a sweet, nutty flavor. This spreadable pâté can be enjoyed alone on bread and with simple vegetable accompaniments. We suggest serving it on a warm bagel with sliced cornichons– the crisp and savory zest of the cornichons makes a great pair with the smooth and flavorful chicken texture.

Chicken & Veal

A wholesome blend of chicken, veal, and chicken liver dressed with mustard seeds and black pepper, our Chicken & Veal variety offers a rich flavor profile in a traditionally rustic pâté. Expertly crafted with all-natural ingredients, this French-forward pâté is light and best enjoyed alongside greens, or blended into gourmet recipes.

Herb de Provence

Our Herb de Provence recipe is anything but ordinary, featuring savory chicken breast, chicken liver, and rum with the classic French blend of herbs and lavender. Perfect when paired with zesty cornichons on rustic Tuscan bread, this coarse cut pâté is sure to satisfy and leave guests asking for seconds.