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Need to find liver dishes in West Village!

Werner Jun 10, 2005 12:49 PM

Need some advice from Chowhounders!
I was just diagnosed with a mild form of anemia. In addition to the usual treatments, the physician recommended upping my intake of iron-rich foods, including liver.

I live on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village - can anyone recommend restaurants that have tasty liver dishes? Any ideas appreciated...

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    AimeeD Jun 10, 2005 12:50 PM

    The Goose Liver Ravioli at Babbo

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      dd Jun 10, 2005 12:52 PM

      Had the chicken liver parfait at Spotted Pig recently. Big dollop served with cornichons and toast points. Couldn't get enough!!!

      Also, foie gras and chicken liver mousse at Pastis is wonderful.

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        adam Jun 10, 2005 01:17 PM

        Chicken liver is a fairly common topping for bruschetta, so maybe check out the Italian menus nearby.

        What about cooking on a cast iron skillet? Would that help w/iron intake?

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          MM Jun 10, 2005 01:38 PM

          It does, actually. Hey, get some chicken livers from While Foods and sautee them in a cast iron skillet with some onions and you've really got your bases covered.

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          NK Jun 10, 2005 01:42 PM

          Seaweed is a very good source of iron, and hijiki in particular has much more iron than chicken lever. (plus it's a very good source of calcium). Life Thyme has hijikin in their salad bar, and Six Twelve (on 6th ave and 11th street) has hijiki salad. And of course dried hijiki is available at Life Thyme if you wish to cook yourself.

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            shaun Jun 10, 2005 01:49 PM

            The Red Cat which is located in West Chelsea makes a great dish of calves liver and brocolli rabe. You get double the iron.

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              Ropa Vieja Jun 10, 2005 02:15 PM

              The calf's liver at Bar Pitti, right nearby, is fantastic. Done with rosemary, and side of white beans.

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                MM Jun 10, 2005 02:25 PM

                I suggest that you look into eating Clams as well. Liver has 5.6mg of Iron per 3 ounce serving, whereas clams have 23.8mg per 3 ounce serving (shocking, huh?). Shrimp also have a decent amount.

                Therefore, you might want to check out seafood places. Pearl Oyster Bar, Aquagrille, Blue Ribbon, etc.

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                  bwdirector Jun 15, 2005 05:24 PM

                  Buying pate would be a good idea. Also, steak is very high in iron.

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                    Ellen S Jun 17, 2005 09:04 PM

                    I know its not the West Village but Forlinis at Canal and Baxter has Calves Liver Veniziana which is excellent, as is the rest of their food.....red sauce Ital and really nice people working there...

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