Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. A little bit is all you need to get a healthy dose of the vitamin A, copper, folate and zinc that liver offers. So, serving liver as an appetizer, instead of a main course, makes plenty of sense.
If you never eat liver because you’re not entirely confident about how to cook it, try this: skewer it and grill it. It really is that easy. Use chicken livers, which are naturally small and easy to skewer. Grill for about 6 minutes, then pour on the butter and fresh herbs. It’s hard to find an appetizer that is both easier to make and healthier than this one.
Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4
1 pound chicken livers, trimmed and cut into pieces 1 ½ inches/3.8 cm long (450 g)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil (30 ml)
¼ teaspoon salt (1.2 ml)
2 grinds black pepper
¼ cup butter (60 g)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon zest for garnish (15 ml)