Monday, October 22, 2007

How to eat Liver

So, I've been getting some really nice grass fed, free range bison liver from Rocky Plains, in Dacono, CO. Now, I am the kind of girl who really LIKES liver, plain, pan fried, with some onions, with a side of greens. Especially when it is as good as this liver is. But there does come a point in which you need to fix liver some other way. Here are some of the ways I've tried, tasted, or prepared that are all really great! Please feel free to share your favorite liver recipie, because I'm really looking for some new yummy ways to fix it.

Bacon Wrapped Liver
This works for little chicken livers, or pieces of beef/bison liver. Basically season liver with salt and pepper, and cayenne, pan fry until cooked, then wrap in a half slice of bacon. Stick in the oven under the broiler until bacon is crispy.

Alternatively, you can slice open a date, remove the pit, and stuff the cooked liver piece inside the date, and then wrap in bacon. Something about the sweetness of dates and bacon is really awsome. Originally I had bacon wrapped dates as a Tapas at a Mediterranean restaurant, then suggested it to my roomate at the time to make it with liver. It turned out just fabulous!

Pan fried Liver with Dipping Sauces
Pan fry your liver pieces, and then serve with various yummy sauces; pesto, mayonaise, horseradish, mustard, mushroom gravy.

Liver Pate
Pate isn't as hard as they make you think. We just cooked bison liver pieces with onions, mushrooms, oregano, salt, pepper, and beef broth. Then pureed the whole mess in the blender. Serve on toast, crackers or see below for new pate ideas!

Stuffed Mushrooms
Buy some nice mushrooms, take out the stem. Fill with prepared pate. Bake in the oven for 15 min, until soft. Pop into your mouth! Yum!!

Liver Pate Omelette
Make yourself a nice omelette and stuff it with sauteed mushrooms, onions, greens (chard or kale works well) and a couple of dollops of liver pate. This was really tasty!!

That's all I've got for now, but I'd love to hear your favorite way to eat liver!


tansy said...

i don't have any recipes to add but the date/bacon liver sounds awesome. i may even be able to get the picky eaters to try that one!

Shamana Flora said...

Yah, it is pretty incredibly tasty. But then again, bacon makes just bout everything tasty!

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