Recipe: Pan fried calves liver with caramelised onions





The most commonly used livers in the UK are calves livers, accessible and delicious, they are also healthy (rich in iron and Vitamin B) and the perfect match for an absolutely fantastic wine from the Rhône - Les Collines de Laure Syrah, Jean-Luc Colombo, 2009. The grapes for this wine are hand-harvested from Cornas vineyards, making it a rather special wine even if it cannot be called Cornas (a top Rhône wine) because of local regulations about the age of the wines. Nevertheless you can tell this wine has class. It is full of ripe red fruits and spice, smooth and generous. Should you not be a big liver fan (it does hold a bit of a 'Marmite' factor) try this wine with spicy foods – Mexican dishes work especially well - the heat of the chilli working perfectly with the richness of the wine. 
 
Pan fried calves liver with caramelised onions
 
Ingredients:
 
Two good slices of calves liver
3 medium onions, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
275ml Marsala wine
10g butter
 
Cooking:
 
Melt the butter in a large frying pan and soften the onions until golden brown. Add the brown sugar and melt in, stirring all the time. Add the balsamic vinegar and allow to cook for 2 minutes, then add the Marsala. Leave to simmer gently until brown and deliciously sticky and leave to cool.
Pan fry the liver – 2 minutes each side. Serve on a plate with the caramelised onions. 
 
Bon Appétit! 
 
 

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