Thursday, July 01, 2010

Grilled chicken livers in sherry and honey marinade

Chicken livers in sherry honey marinade / Grillitud kanamaksavardad

When planning the menu for the Midsummer's Eve, I knew I wanted something more unusual in addition to the traditional pork shashlik. I ended up making this simple grilled chicken liver dish, which was much liked by everyone. Such a quick dish to throw together and cook, ideal for those quick (yet leisurely) summertime meals in your backyard.

Serve with a green salad or a watermelon & feta or melon & blue cheese salad.

Grilled chicken livers
(Grillitud kanamaksavardad)
Source: Finnish magazine Apu (14.3.2004)
Serves 4

450-500 g chicken livers

2 garlic cloves, minced
a bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped
4 Tbsp dry sherry
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp runny honey

salt and pepper to season

If you're using frozen chicken livers, then transfer them to the fridge night before.
Drain the defrozen chicken livers carefully. Cut each liver into two large pieces.
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl, add chicken liver. Leave to marinate for about 2-3 hours.
Pierce the chicken livers onto a wooden sticks* and grill over hot coals or under a hot grill for about 5 minutes, turning them every now and then.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.

* Soak the sticks in cold water for at least 30 minutes before - then they won't burn as quickly.


Rachel said...

I have a weak spot for chicken liver. Sounds delish!

~~louise~~ said...

I just never think to cook with chicken liver. I'm not sure why though, they are so economical and versatile and one glance at that skewer proves they are pleasing to the palate as well.

Thanks for sharing, Pille...

so funny verification word is winedd:)

Cooking in Mexico said...

What a great idea for serving chicken livers when we want to grill. Thank you for this inspiration.


Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Mmm, I love chicken livers - but never seem to make anything other than pate or pasta sauces! Think it's time I branched out a little...

Gitte said...

Liver is one of my favorite meals but I usually end up being to only one eating it. Picky husband and son.
Love your site, lots of interesting food.