Sunday, April 25, 2010

Liver & Bacon - Sustenance in style

This dish is for Nikki, love of my life, 'cos she "don't like liver".  
I know some may think: Hold on, if she "don't like liver" why are you making liver and bacon?
Well, I have found that quite often some dishes can be so traumatic when you are a kid that you never want to touch them again - your nan's sprouts at Christmas cooked to a mush, school cauliflower cheese again cooked to a mush and swimming in rancid "cheese water" - but often by cooking with care and respect, using fresh local ingredients and packing flavour in we can overcome the abuse we suffered as kids!


Lamb and pigs liver: (4min pan fried in butter & ground nut oil)
Gravy: bacon, red onion, bacon & port gravy
Two Tatties Terrine (maris piper & sweet potatoes)
Red Onion Marmalade (port, sherry vinegar & red wine)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Needless to say - she, and all the kids loved it and came back for more - phew!

9 comments:

  1. That looks delicious. I remember school "leather" liver. Home cooked is so much tastier. Enjoy!

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  2. I love liver but must admit I give pigs' a miss. My favourites are lamb and calves liver. I like the look of that red onion marmalade.

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  3. I prefer lambs liver too. I soak mine overnight in milk and it smoothes out the flavour remarkably.

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  4. oh Matt, those tatties look good.. what did you do, like dauphinoise but with a layer of sweet potatoes?

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  5. This looks very yummy, a proper whole hearted meal! I wanted to let you know that I have tagged you in an Easter menu tag game, I was invited by the cajunlicious blogger. Please visit my blog to find out more and to participate.
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  6. Hmmm. I'm not convinced. I'm not an offal eater, and yes, perhaps it is down to bad childhood memories, but I'm not sure I could try again.

    I have an abiding memory of being made to sit at the dinner table until I'd cleaned my plate. There was leathery liver on my plate. Shortly afterwards I became vegetarian...

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