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Nov 25, 2007 01:55 PM

What to do with turkey liver?

I still have the uncooked turkey liver from Thanksgiving. What should I do with it?

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  1. I usually do a quick snack sauté of the giblets for my own decadent pleasure...

    In a small nonstick skillet I'll usually melt some butter almost to the smoke point, then toss in the liver seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and a good amount of quality paprika...

    The paprika acts as a thickener and creates a nice vibrant, colorful sauce with the butter and the cooking juices exuded after letting the whole thing rest a few minutes after cooking...

    Like a Tapa--- in 4 seconds it's gone...

    1. If you have a freezer, you can begin a stash of poultry livers for a full meal later when you've accumulated enough. A second thought, wilt half a diced red onion or several shallots in butter. Add the liver and cook until still pink in the center, turning once. Add some minced parsley and bit of Marsala. Puree in blender and enjoy on crackers.

      1. If it has not yet been cooked, throw it out! Organ meats go bad quickly!

        1. Add the liver to some chicken livers and make Chicken Liver Pâté.

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          1. re: Cheese Boy

            In this house, it's sauteed just a tad and fed to a very appreciative cat.

          2. You probably should throw it out, but, for future reference, like Mild Bill, I usually cook it for myself when no one's looking. You could chop it finely and incorporate it into your stuffing - it adds a nice earthiness without being 'livery'.

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            1. re: hungry_pangolin

              I couldn't agree more! The liver can only make stuffing better, but It makes a darn good snack when you're cooking too.