This is not Old School Liver - forget the Mash!

Last night l had one of my favourite meals ever... and l completely winged it.

If calf liver is not your thing, then exit the page. If, however, you're a huge fan like myself, then read on and make a grocery list while you're at it. Super simple, relatively quick, cheap and so delicious. Get your skates on.

Makes for 2 people.

  • Three slices of calf liver (one and a half slices per person) - ask your butcher to slice it as thin as poss.
  • 3 Tb pear liquer 
  • 1 cauliflower 
  • 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • S&P

  1. Prep your onions and cauliflower first. For the cauliflower, place the whole head on the chopping board with the stem part sitting at the bottom. Take a large bread knife and cut into four equal slices. l find the two slices towards the middle of the veg stay intact like a disk, the other two may fall apart. It's OK - those parts make yummy crispy bits in the oven.
  2. Drizzle the cauiflower with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in a roasting dish and into the oven for about 20-25 mins, turning it over throughout the cooking. You want it to be caramellzed on both sides.
  3. In a saute pan, heat up a good glug of olive oil over a medium heat. Pop in the onions, sugar, vinegar and a good pinch of salt. This should take about the same time as the cauliflower. Keep turing it in the pan. At one point, it will start to stick and caramelize! Bingo - it's ready. 


(This is going to cook fast so be ready to pull everything together to plate.)

  1. Take the cauliflower out of the oven, make sure the onions are hot and ready to go.
  2. Heat a glug of oil in a saute pan- large enough to house all of the liver at once.
  3. Sea salt on both sides of the liver. Pop it in the pan which is super hot, one minute per side. Just before taking it off the heat, pop in the liquer. Cook it off for a couple of seconds.
  4. Plate - cauliflower in the middle, liver half on top, onions to the side.

No pictures! Sorry... l keep forgetting. Next time... promise.

Not alf.... That's your iron taken care of for the week.