Tuscan pâté for crostinos

The Sandàra Tuscan pâté for crostinos comes from the traditional recipe handed down from generation to generation in the homes of Tuscany.

An originally poor dish, prepared with chicken livers, but extremely tasty thanks to the presence of spices, capers, anchovy paste and extra virgin olive oil.

The Sandàra Tuscan pâté for crostinos is ready to eat. Try it cold or slightly warmed.

It is perfect with grilled bread or toasted polenta. And you can customize it to your taste with spices or other condiments.

Sandàra brings to your kitchen healthy ready-to-eat Italian typical food. Every recipe does not contain any preservative nor food additives. Thanks to pasteurization they have a long shelf life which extends freshness and taste. All products are packed in a jar.

Curiosities and Anecdotes

With this pâté we can prepare “Crostini Toscani”, also known as “Crostini Neri” (black crostinos).

According to many, their origin even dates back to the age of the ancient Romans. The diners, in the majestic banquets of this period, usually used bread to collect sauces and gravies from large shared plates. This is probably the origin of the black croutons.

In the Middle Ages, the custom of sharing typical of the Roman era was lost, but the habit of accompanying bread with sauces or main course sauces did not disappear, especially in Tuscany.

It was in fact a delicious way used by the poor classes to avoid wasting precious food: the bread of the day before was heated and served with meat-based pâté. Not being wealthy, these people did not have fine cuts of meat available: this is the reason for choosing chicken liver as a base for the pâté.

Over time this dish also spread among the Tuscan nobles, who began to offer crostini to their guests from all the Italian and European courts. The love for this dish spread rapidly and even today the Crostino Nero is one of the most popular dishes in Italy.

Ingredients

Chicken livers 58%, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Butter, Sunflower oil, Pickled capers (capers, red wine vinegar – contains Sulphites), Paste Anchovies, Extra virgin olive oil, Garlic, Wine, Salt, Lemon juice, Pepper.

 

Note: Allergens are reported in bold

Nutritional Facts

Average Nutrition Facts calculated for 100g

Energy kJ 612
Kcal 148
Fat
saturates
9,9 g
3,0 g
Carbohydrates
sugars
3,4 g
1,3 g
Proteins 10,6 g
Salt 1,2 g

Chef's Advice

Heat in microwave or pan for just 30 seconds. Serve on crostinos.