Warm salad of chicken livers, smoked paprika & Sherry

A delicious warm salad, full of smoky, garlicky flavours

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 543
  • fat 42g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 26g
  • salt 0.29g

Ingredients

  • 100g bag blanched hazelnuts, minus 3 tbsp for the sauce, below
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • small knob of butter
  • 450g pack chicken livers, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 125ml glass Oloroso sherry
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 120g bag rocket salad
  • sherry vinegar, to dress the leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 3 tbsp blanched hazelnuts
  • 2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Tip

Tip
If I have time, I like to soak the rocket salad in cold, salted water for half an hour. This keeps the leaves crisp and also seasons them to bring out their flavour
MPU 2

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients for the sauce into a food processor, then whizz to a rough paste. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Put the remaining hazelnuts onto a baking sheet, roast for 5 mins until lightly toasted, roughly chop, then set aside.

  2. Now make the salad – add the olive oil and butter to a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Quickly fry the livers in 2 batches until browned, about 2 mins per batch. Add the Sherry, then bubble for a few mins over a high heat. Stir in the sauce and allow it to thicken and heat through. Splash in the lemon juice, then season to taste. Dress the salad leaves with a little Sherry vinegar. Spoon the livers and sauce onto serving plates, sprinkle with the toasted chopped hazelnuts, then scatter over the dressed salad leaves and serve straightaway.

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