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Chicken Liver Bruschetta/Crostini recipe needed

free sample addict aka Tracy L Jul 15, 2006 06:57 PM

Anyone have a good recipe? I will be serving it as an Hors d'Oeuvres for an Italian inspired meal. Thanks

  1. JoanN Jul 15, 2006 07:49 PM

    Heat 2 tablespoons evoo over medium heat. Add 8 oz coarsely chopped chicken livers, 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley, 4 finely chopped fresh sage leaves, and 1/4 cup drained capers and cook for about 10 minutes until liver is no longer pink. Add 3 finely chopped anchovy fillets, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and S&P to taste.

    I really like this one, although I often omit the capers.

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      Pupster Jul 15, 2006 08:54 PM

      This is a recipe I learned in cooking school in Florence:

      1/2 lb chicken livers and hearts
      1/2 finely chopped medium white onion
      2 chopped and deboned anchovies or 1 tbsp anchovy paste
      2 tbsp white wine vinegar, plus 1/2 cup
      2 oz butter
      2 tbsp EVOO
      3 tbsp dry white wine
      salt and pepper, to taste

      Soak livers and hearts in cold water and 1/2 cup vinegar for at least 1/2 hour. Drain and clean, chop.
      Heat EVOO in pan and gently cook onion and hearts, uncovered, for 15 min. Turn up heat and add livers. Add wine and let alcohol evaporate, then reduce the heat and cook for 20 min, uncovered.
      Take pan off heat and add the anchovies until they melt.
      Add capers, vinegar (2 tbsp) salt, pepper and butter. Process everything together.

      Serves 4.

      You can vary by using different alcohol (vin santo, spirits or Marsala wine) or adding different herbs (sage, rosemary or bay).

      Very similar to JoanN's except with butter and wine.

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