Time is flying and it is soon time again for the annual Christmas Market at Castello di Montegiove, the first Sunday in December, where I am bringing a bit of my Scandinavian childhood Christmas to the castle. Our family Christmas begins with preparing for the market, we decorate the castle with wreaths, festoons, string lights, Christmas threes and so much more and we just can’t wait to open the gates and let visitors in.
There will be more than 15 stands this year selling all kind of Christmas related products and also this year we are counting on Santa Claus to come by and say hello to the children. The Christmas market is as always combined with wine tasting of Castello di Montegiove wines and the delicious porchetta from our local famous porchettaro.
Chicken liver mousse for Christmas Lunch or Appetizer
300 g Chicken liver (cleaned and chopped into small pieces)
1 Onion, small chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
100 g Butter chopped into chunks
1/2 tblsp. Capers
2 tblsp. Mascarpone
Marsala wine (as much as you like)
Fresh thyme chopped (as much as you like)
Salt and Pepper
Cook the onion, garlic and thyme in a knob of butter. Add the chicken liver and the anchovies and let it cook for around 5 minutes, make sure everything is cooked. Add salt pepper and Marsale and let it simmer for 1 minute.
Transfer everything into the food processor together with the rest of the butter, the capers and the mascarpone and blend until smooth.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into a nice crock and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Finally time for the annual Christmas Market at Castello di Montegiove.
Every year I am bringing a bit of my Scandinavian Christmas to Montegiove when we are organizing the Christmas Market the first Sunday in December. Our family Christmas begins with preparing for the market, we decorate the castle with wreaths, festoons, string lights, Christmas threes and so much more – just can’t get enough.
We always combine the market with wine tasting of our wines and the delicious porchetta from our local porchetta producer. This year we have more than 15 different stands selling all kind of Christmas related products and it looks like even Santa Claus will be here.