I'm considering the meatloaf idea too, but I'd hate to ruin a good meatloaf
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As far as liver goes, nothing beats foie gras. Even while considering that forcibly imposed steatohepatitis is what's responsible for its ethereal taste and silky texture. Leads me to believe that the livers of the obese in this country might be mighty tasty (not that I would dare find out).
Rabbit liver is very nice, as well.
Was it calves liver, or regular beef liver? Calves liver is supposed to be milder.
I second the liverwurst suggestion. Braunschweiger is another one I love.
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Aw! Liver is awesome! Maybe it's a regional palate thing? We Northern Europeans seem to love our offals, quaffing them down with abandon. Sure, it's a strong flavour and possibly an acquired taste. What about liquidising it and making up a really strong gravy for more regular meat?
Another thing I tried the other night that worked really, really well was to blend up the liver and put it in a tomato-and-ground beef "pasta" sauce. (I use shiritake noodles instead, but essentially it's spaghetti.) Makes the sauce look like a rose sauce and tastes richer. Goes well with mushrooms if you have those to throw in too. Use lots of garlic. Anyway, the kid and the husband both asked for seconds.
Speaking of rabbit liver (and kidneys and hearts [they have two]).
I just ate my first beef liver, too! Bathed in in olive oil and cooked just until it turned dark. I could almost cut it with a fork! It had a strong flavor, which I chose to enjoy. I even ate the huge veins in it. Then I had this bowl of cooked blood and olive oil to consume (all those fat and protein calories were finding their way into my tummy somehow!), so I drained a can of peas and tossed it in. It was epically delicious and I bought chicken liver yesterday to try it again!
I'm finally genuinely seeking out the Whole Meat experience at this point. Next will be either marrow or kidneys.