How to make the ultimate superfood for dinner













Liver is the ultimate superfood.

Fruits & vegetables for example are, compared to liver, about as healthy as Snickers bars!

But, is it possible to make liver taste delicious? Absolutely, and here’s how.

Liver is between 10 and 100 times more nutritious than muscle meat. Check out the amazing nutrients of lamb liver for example. If you are looking for superfood for dinner, look no further!

Unfortunately, the taste of is not for everyone. I think it is only my mother who really likes liver in my family, the rest would rather go hungry…

I myself was never a fan but I couldn’t ignore the facts: Liver is a superfood like no other. So, I searched high and low for a recipie that would make liver go down more easily.

Just when I had given up hope, there it was. In one of my cooking books from Nigella Lawson was the recipe that would change my relationship with liver forever.

How to make tasty liver

What you need (serves two):

  • 450 grams of liver ; cut in thin slices
  • One red union
  • Garlic
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Water
  • Bacon
  • Whatever vegetables you want. I prefer sweet potato and broccoli or just a plain salad

How to make it:

  1. Put the oven on 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Place six slices of bacon on a baking sheet and place it high in the oven. Bake until crisp.
  3. Cut the onion in thin slices and fry it in a pan with butter and garlic until it is soft and a bit crisp. Set the union aside.
  4. Rinse the liver of blood and make sure that it is dry.
  5. Use the fat from the bacon to fry the liver. Put it in the pan and fry the liver 1.5 minute on each side. Set aside to rest.
  6. Put two table spoons of water and two table spoons of balsamic vinegar in the pan and cook until it is like syrup.
  7. Put liver on a plate with syrup, union and bacon on top. Serve with salad or vegetables

And that’s all there is to it. Enjoy a delicious superfood-dinner!

Cheers from Kristina & Bjarte

Here are a a few other quick & healthy dishes we recommend:

P.S. One of our favourite bloggers, Chris Kresser, loves liver too.

10 thoughts on “How to make the ultimate superfood for dinner

  1. rsjo

    oooh I’ve been contemplating trying liver for ages…this might be the one. Only problem is I don’t know if i could cut it up :/

  2. Sean

    Very interesting, I’m enticed to give it a try. I’d just like to add that the source of liver is important, with grass-fed free-range animals being ideal. Some sources can contain a little too much heavy metals, especially intensively farmed animals that lived nearer to heavy industry. The liver found in many supermarkets can vary in quality a lot.

    1. Bjarte Bakke

      Spot on Sean. And let’s make sure we don’t let perfect be the enemy of good here. Eating liver is a great idea. Eating liver from a grass-fed source is even better :)

  3. Ramon

    Saturday, I’ve eaten liver for the first time in my life. Thank you Bartje for recommending it, it was super delicious. The idea with the bacon is great, it gives a very nice taste to it.
    When you buy your liver, what do you look out for? Is it organic, organic & grass-fed or none of these?
    Did you have beef, calf, lamb or chicken liver?
    Mine was Swiss beef liver, not organic. But I think Swiss meat is anyway ways better than in the US.

    1. Bjarte Bakke

      Ramon, I’m glad you enjoyed the liver! Your body will too.

      What liver I eat depends on what I have access to. I prefer organic beef or lamb liver but I also eat inorganic liver and chicken liver.


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