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Chicken livers are wonderfully nutritious, and milder than livers from larger animals. Livers made into paté are even tastier, and in this case - offer more nutritional benefits! This recipe comes from my rowing and weight-lifting friend, Leah Wingfield, who also makes incredible glass sculpture in her day job.
Ingredients and instructions
Step one, saute the livers:
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I love chicken liver pate, and now I have a new favorite recipe. I usually make a double batch, one for the fridge, and one for the freezer, and almost always have some ready to eat. It's my favorite quick healthy snack. I hope you enjoy it!
1/2 cup or 8 Tbsp butter
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 pound chicken livers (clean and trim off yellow or stringy parts)
2 Tbsp capers, rinsed
2 anchovy filets, rinsed
1 large pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 -1 cup red wine
Freshly ground salt and pepper
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 lb organic chicken livers, preferably from pasture-raised hens
1 yellow onion
2 clove garlic
1/4 cup red wine
salt and pepper to taste
Chop onion and garlic and saute in 2 Tbsp butter until soft and transparent. Add salt and pepper, then chicken livers and stir gently until all sides of the liver well browned. Pour in wine, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Livers should still be slightly pink when you cut into them.
Makes 4 cups
4 cups raw walnuts, almonds or cashews, preferably skinless
1 Tbsp. sea salt
4 cups almonds, preferably skinless, whole or slivered
1 Tbsp sea salt