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December 28, 2011 at 19:31:35
Categories: food movies ...so, I went to the supermarket in search of some liver for my dinner. I would've been satisfied with chicken or beef, but hey, lamb is even better and more appropriate for what I want to make. I then scrounged around the fruit and veg section for some fava beans (or, as it is better known here, broad beans). Couldn't find any there, nor in the canned vegetable aisle. I settled on some butter beans instead. They're of a similar size and shape to broad beans, plus they've been soaking in water so they'll be quick to cook (no more than a heating in the pan). Then I made a quick stop at the liquor store for a nice Chianti. Grabbed a bottle of Borgo SanLeo 2010 -- the cheapest one they had -- then went home. Back at base, I diced an onion, drained the beans and cut the liver into bite-sized chunks. Heated some olive oil in the pan, fried the onions until they were sweet and golden, then browned the liver. Added some freshly-ground pepper and a bit of salt, then stirred in the beans. Deglazed the pan with two splashes of milk and a splash of the wine, to make a bit of a sauce. Finished it off with some chopped parsley from my garden, poured myself a glass of Chianti and then I tucked in. Two comments: F-F-F-F-F-F-F-F-F-F! and It was nice, rustic, peasant food. I would make it again. And the Chianti was quite drinkable too. Only wish I had fava beans, even if the butter beans took well to the sauce. Only then can I serve a dish worthy of the name "Hannibal Liver". Tom WARNING: Do not eat this dish if you're taking monoamine oxidase-based inhibitors (once a common anti-depressant), as this dish is rich in tyramine, which apparently can kill you (source: IMDb). Add a comment
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Tomislav "Tom" Bozic
a "recovering hikikomori"
and "Croatian mirepoix"
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14th Iyyar 5744, or
27th Floréal CXCII
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