Liver: Japanese Style

Liver can take a bit of getting used to due to its strong flavour and texture, but it is a fantastic source of nutrients. Have a look at this nutrient table from Chris Kessners blog. It beats vegetables and red meat by a long shot.

This recipe serves 2 adults and has a real Asian feel to it. Its ideal for getting used to eating liver if you are not really a fan of the strong taste.


  • 4 slices of lambs liver
  • 1 thumbsize piece of fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake (rice wine) – optional
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • coconut oil for frying


  • Cut liver into bite-sized pieces and marinate in a mixture of soy sauce, sake and ginger for about 30 minutes
  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan
  • Drain the soaking liquid from the liver pieces and fry until cooked (about 6-8 minutes)
  • Add back the soaking liquid and heat through

Here it is served with spicy kimchee, great for feeding your good gut bacteria.