LIVER & ONIONS
It is welcome to see lambs’ liver for sale at The Urban Co-op every week now and a good value meal it is in more ways than one. We have endless conversations here about the value of this food as a nutrient dense masterpiece of nature and we discuss the many ways of hiding it in foods to make it more acceptable and palatable. The issue though is accepting it as is. Aren’t we all about that these days! Being true to ourselves then, so I am consciously trying to make it a thing in our house lately. A weekly staple if you like. So, if you come to visit on Tuesdays, it’s the following on the menu…
First off I place the liver into a bowl of raw milk for a few hours. This is a traditional method to help change the texture and quite frankly it works! Drain off the milk which usually feeds our very happy cat. Toss the liver in a flour mixture of ( GF) arrowroot, salt, pepper and paprika. Flour of course works well too.
Fry chopped onion in copious amounts of butter until browned. Add chopped garlic for a minute or two. Toss mixture into oven proof dish. Add more butter to the pan and fry the liver for a few minutes just to crisp the edges and add to the dish. Add bay leaf. Cover with beef stock and then pop into the oven for about 20 -30 mins at 180°C
Sometimes I add Caroline Rigneys streaky rashers to this pot to add another layer of flavour.
Serve with creamiest mashed potato.
Maria O Donnell
7/4/2023 09:13:19 pm
Do you realise how old lambs are when they are sent to slaughter? Less than 6 months. They don't want to die for a quick meal for you. They smell death at the slaughterhouse. They struggle and cry. They see the lamb before them being killed( its the same with male calves from the dairy industry). They don't know what they have done wrong to get this death sentence. They are just babies, innocent little babies whose life is as precious to them as yours is to you. Yet we objectivise them as just products. Imagine you were them. You're probably thinking 'Oh another extreme vegan'. Well I'm not the one who is complicit in forcing a young baby into a slaughterhouse to be killed for a meal. BTW there is no such thing as 'humane slaughter'. How could murdering an animal for consumption be accepted as 'humane' - their being killed ! Can you think of any 'humane' ways to kill humans? Of course not. Learn to empathise with animals. Why would you want to hurt them??
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Recipes from Katie Verling & Jacques