Tag: liver (Page 1 of 1)
Liver, Carrot and Egg SaladJanuary 2nd, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Unusually tasting salad for a celebratory table or if you want to add a bit more liver in your diet (for example to consume more iron or other nutrients it is reach on).
As title says, fried liver is the base of the salad, accompanied by fried carrots and onions and boiled eggs. Probably it is not the lightest of the salads other there, but again, rich in nutrients and pretty filling.
Ingredients of the salad can be cooked and mixed together in advance, store them in the fridge and then add mayo 20-30 mins before serving it.
Beef Liver with Sour CreamMarch 28th, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Let’s bring liver back to the table: for as nutritious as it is, it doesn’t get nearly enough of the spotlight.
This easy recipe will help you to add all the goodness beef liver has into your diet.
I noticed that in US it is easier to find pre-sliced and cleaned liver, but in case you buy a whole piece, you will need to clean it, remove hard vessel parts and slice it up before continuing with the recipe.
Liver tastes great with boiled buckwheat, this is my first choice for a side dish for any main course with liver.
Fried Chicken Liver with OnionsFebruary 16th, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Dusting chicken liver with flour and frying it with onions is perhaps easiest way to cook it.
Step of soaking live in milk can be skipped; it is optional, but it helps to reduce bitter taste liver may have.
The best side dish for this one, to my opinion, is plain boiled potato or potato puree.
Chicken Liver with Mushrooms and Sour CreamJune 23rd, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is tender dish made of chicken livers cooked under sour cream and nutmeg sauce with mushrooms and carrots.
I love chicken liver for its texture and easiness to cook. However if for some reason you don’t like it or don’t have it, this dish can be also cooked with beef liver, just slice it in smaller pieces.
Chicken liver with mushrooms and sour cream goes great accompanied with boiled potatoes or buckwheat as a side dish. Serve it for lunch or dinner.
Layered Liver CakeJanuary 28th, 2012 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Layered liver cake, dish of traditional Ukrainian cuisine, is often served as appetizer on various celebrations, in fact I tried it first time on a wedding.
For this recipe I used chicken liver, but beef liver will work good as well.
Carrots and onions stuffing can be skipped all together – it will decrease cooking time and reduce amount of mayo to be used (since layers will not need that much mayo to stick together). However carrots go great with liver.
How many layers you get from this amount of ingredients depends on the size of the frying pan you use. I think 11” frying pan is the best – not too big not too small. The ideal amount of layers for this recipe is about 12; if you get more split them in half and assemble 2 cakes.
Chicken Liver PateSeptember 11th, 2010 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
I find dishes from any kind of liver not very popular on this side of the globe. However I can’t see anybody not liking this one: chicken liver pâté or “pashtet” like it is called in Russia.
Pate in russian cousine is prepared mostly from liver cooked, ground and mixed with butter and few additions to taste. For chicken liver pate I add onions, carrots, a dash of nutmeg and a spoon of cognac, see the instruction below.
Chicken liver pate can be served as appetizer or snack, on bread, toasts, crackers or flat breads. You can also exercise a pastry chief inner self and arrange pate flowers using pastry bag.
Fried Beef Liver with OnionsApril 24th, 2010 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Liver is an irreplaceable source of various nutrients which are very important for human health. It has biggest concentration of a vitamin A comparing to all other food sources; natural source of vitamin D, B12 and C, phosphorus and copper; it is high on protein of animal origin; and the most important, it is rich source of easily absorbed iron – that made liver a part of the treatment for pernicious anemia.
Saying all of that, I was very surprised of how hard it was to find fresh beef liver in a local shops (true to tell I didn’t try a local farmer markets, didn’t locate any around yet). I am also pretty sure, what liver dishes are not very popular in this part of the earth globe, however they are traditional in Europe: Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and a believe a lot of other countries.
So here is my attempt to fix that: fried beef liver with onions – is perfect lunch or dinner dish, it is very easy to cook and, as I already mentioned above, it is very nutritious. Important tip: do not overcook liver, to preserve as much goodness as you can.