After all these Thanksgiving festivities, delicious dishes and awesome drinks, it’s finally time (relief, relief!) to eat something healthy and light. So let’s talk healthy. At the risk of losing all of my readers, who might be easily grossed out by this post, I am still going to talk about a healthy product that some people simply find disgusting – chicken liver. But as we Russians are quite fearless when it comes to food, I would like to share a great recipe that I found a few months ago. But first let me tell you of the benefits this underestimated product provides. Did you know that chicken liver is an excellent source for a number of vitamins (A, C, every B vitamin in abundance), minerals (copper, iron, manganese, niacin, zinc), high-quality proteins (with all essential amino acids), and nutrients especially important for cardio-vascular function??!?! And to top this off, it contains an unidentified anti-fatigue factor AND is pretty low in calories (30 grams = 47 calories)! (Retrieved from here) Intrigued??!
Well, if you’re still unimpressed or just simply can’t tolerate the product (totally understandable!) you probably should stop reading right now. However, if you’d like to five the thing a try, let’s proceed to the recipe.
1. Take a big dish and lay it out with leaves of lettuce (can also use spinach, baby arugula, or combination of either). On top of the leaves, throw halves of cherry tomatoes.
2. In a pan, slightly fry chicken liver in oil (olive, corn or vegetable are preferred) till it has nice brown coating (it usually takes approximately 5-7 minutes. Frying it longer might make it dry and coarse).
3. Mix your own dressing by combining one-to-one ratio of olive oil and balsamic vinegar (I put two table spoons of each) and press a couple of gloves of garlic. Mix well.
4. Put pieces of browned liver on top of the dish.
5. Pour your dressing on top.