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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free beer in this dish. Redbridge beer is gluten-free.

 

"Life loves the liver of it."
-Maya Anjelou, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

So you think you don't like liver. You might be wrong. So many people have had liver that has been cooked until it is tough as shoe leather, and that brings out all the bitterness. This recipe is full of great flavor with onions, mushrooms and Cajun spice. It is quick and simple, tasty and great for you.

Cajun Spice Blends

There are as many different recipes for Cajun Spice blends as there are Cajuns. There are so many great blends available that I don’t bother to make my own.  Recipes can include any of the following ingredients:

Paprika
Ground cumin
Salt
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Black pepper
Dried thyme
Dried oregano
Cayenne pepper
Cardamom
Caraway seeds
Dried basil
Filé powder
Dry mustard

The one key is to check the Nutrition Facts to see if the blend has salt in the mix.  I have seen blends with as much as 300 mg sodium in 1/4 teaspoon!  Buy a blend with little or no salt.  


 

Cajun Chicken Livers



Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces chicken livers with veggies

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

Serve with Dirty Rice or Brown and Wild Rice or Brown Rice or Brown Rice with Parsley

2 tsp olive oil
1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
8 ounces shiitake or crimini mushrooms (thinly sliced)
8 ounces chicken livers
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp no salt added Creole seasoning
1/3 cup beer

Place the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until they begin to brown.

Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute, then cover and reduce heat to medium.

Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the livers, salt, pepper and creole seasoning, stir, and cook for 2 minutes or until the livers start to brown.

Add the beer, stir, and recover. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces chicken livers with veggies

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 272 Calories from Fat 95
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
    Saturated Fat 3g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 391mg 132%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
    Sugars 7g  
Protein 23g  
Vitamin A 252% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 9% Iron 64%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 968 mg
Magnesium 50 mg