I chose a very interesting recipe to make for our special dinner. I chose to make Curried chicken livers with potatoes. Doesn't sound like much, and if you are like me, I hate organ meats, I dont care much for liver or hearts, gizzards, etc. But everyone else in the family likes such things so I decided to go for it. Here is the recipe as I prepared it:
This recipe serves two, but I doubled it, since I serve at least 4 at every meal, and yes, it was a huge hit.
14 oz potatoes, cooked and diced
4 oz onion, diced
3cloves garlic, minced
4 oz diced bell pepper
6 oz chicken livers, cut down to bit sized pieces
1/2 package of bacon, cut into small pieces
1/8 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp oil (olive oil preferably)
(and now for my favourite part, the spices...)
this calls for curry, but i did not have curry in my pantry at the time, so be creative if you don't have any curry yourselves...here is what I used:
1/4 tsp 5 spice powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp turmeric, 1 tbsp cajun sensation spice blend from my darlings at "Spice of Life" (thank you, Lori---www.pasospices.com)
Place your spices in a non stick pan with water and oil, and heat for one minute. Add onions, garlic and bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes to soften them just slightly...Add bacon and cook another two minutes. Add livers and parsley, and cook, stirring frequently for 3 or 4 minutes, add in your potatoes and stir fry 2 minutes, tossing very well to incorporate all the wonderful flavours. At the very end of the cooking, stir in your yogurt and add whatever salt or pepper you wish to add to kick it up a few notches.
The recipe does double well, and rather than using a regular frying pan, I used a stove top wok, and it worked wonderfully.