Chicken Liver--Yuck? or Yum?
Eating Nose to Tail is Actually a Trend
I reconsidered what to do with it because liver is actually very good for you, brimming with B-12, Vitamin A, iron and even folate. Here it was in my hands--what to do?
(Note that I would only eat healthy, deep red, shiny liver from an organic source since it is the liver that filters toxins from the body. Yellowing liver is not a heathy liver.)
Eating nose to tail is actually a trendy thing to do. We miss a lot of nutrients in food when we throw the organs away that our ancestors savored. But these tastes are not what we are used to and we tend to be squeamish about eating them--I know I am. So, I thought I would give it a try--I could always throw it away.
So, here is my neighbor, Sarah's, recipe. I came up with the name.
This is how to dress that chicken liver up in style! And, you know, it kind of tastes good! My biggest issue is the idea I am eating chicken liver!
This recipe mingles the flavors of sautéed garlic and shallots with dry red wine. Add a bit of parsley, simmer and serve with greek yogurt (I added some minced peppermint to the yogurt). Looks sort of fancy--n'est pas?
2-3 fresh, organic chicken livers
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely chopped
Dry red wine
Plain Greek Yogurt
Fresh peppermint leaves, opt.
Saute garlic and shallots in olive oil over medium high heat until beginning to soften. Add chicken livers (rinsed and dried) and sauté for a minute or so on each side to brown the outside a bit. Add some wine to the pan--maybe 1/3 cup or so-and stir to deglaze the pan. Cover and turn heat to low and simmer about 10 min or until the livers are no longer red inside. Do not over cook them: they will dry out.
- If you don't like the flavor of a nutrient dense food, try a different recipe or have a chef prepare it for you at a good restaurant.
- Try a food prepared at least 3 different ways before you set it aside
- Our palate and nutritional needs change over time. Every once in a while, try something again that you have set aside.
- Order something unusual as an appetizer in a restaurant.
- Keep your mind open to new food ideas.
Lots of Love,