I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of liver. I try, really I do, but it’s just a taste I have not acquired yet. The thing is, I know I need to eat it. There are plenty of other things that I like and eat lots of that many people shy away from… oysters, sardines, I even like heart. It’s just something about liver. So, today’s blog post is as much for me as it is for you.
In honor of yesterday’s post about the benefits of liver.. I’m looking for 5 ways to eat (and/or disguise) liver! In a previous blog post, found here, Valerie discusses the benefits of organ meats/offal in detail.
First of all, in our Paleo On The Go kitchen, we’ve added liver to a few of our dishes where it can be “hidden” and enjoyed. So if you aren’t feeling like doing it yourself, start here. I know that for me, the best way to eat my liver is our AIP friendly Paleo Meatloaf which combines grass fed beef liver with grass fed beef and pastured pork.
Another favorite is our Chicken Liver Pate as a snack or appetizer, it’s a tasty way to get that nutrient density. If you’d like to make it, our recipe can be found here and if you’d prefer that WE make it, it can be purchased from our menu here.
Below is a compilation of some of my favorite paleo recipes that I’ve found for hiding liver in your meals – all the benefit, none of the fear!
1. Paleo Liver & Bacon Meatballs by the Nourished Caveman, what he calls “offal for beginners”
2. A more traditional pairing is Liver & Onions (which still gives me nightmares from my grandmother’s kitchen as a child), but Chris Kresser posted this Traditional Mexican version, Higado Encebollado.
3. however Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes make the Girl offers this tasty & creative recipe for Crispy, Spicy Chicken Livers.
4. Our friend, Sarah Ballantyne, the Paleo Mom, is excellent at hiding offal in her kids’ food. Among my favorites is this recipe for Turkish Paleo “hidden” liver meatballs with Paleo Cacao
5. Finally, my friend (and former roommate at AHS13) Mickey Trescott, of AutoImmune Paleo is an amazing personal chef and offers this recipe for Bacon & Beef Liver Pate with rosemary and thyme on her website.
Oh, and … A BONUS (#6) … if you STILL cannot stomach the taste of liver, let Primally Inspired show you how to make frozen liver “pills”. I think this might be my best bet!