Japanese Style Stir-fried Liver and Chinese Chives

The mouth-watering aroma of soy sauce and the appetizing look of bright green chives will have you coming back for more of this vitamin-rich dish.

Japanese Style Stir-fried Liver and Chinese Chives
Photographed by Hideo Sawai


Recipe by
Yoshiharu Doi

Average

Chicken

Vegetables

Quick

220kcal

15minutes

Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 1 bunch Chinese chives (100 g)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200 g chicken liver
  • [Liver seasoning]

    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • pepper, as needed
  • [Mixed seasonings]

    • 1 tbsp sake
    • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • black pepper (coarsely ground), as needed

Directions

1

Cut the Chinese chives into 3 cm lengths. Crush the unpeeled garlic. Remove the peel and coarsely mince. Combine the ingredients for the [Mixed seasonings].

2

Pat dry the chicken liver and cut into easy-to-eat pieces.

3

Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and the garlic in a frying pan placed over medium heat. Coat the liver with the [Liver seasoning], sprinkle with 3 tbsp of potato starch and add to the pan.

4

Turn up the heat to fry the liver. Turn over the pieces when brown.

Advice

Heated liver tends to burst, so it's a good idea to use a lid for protection.

5

Add the chives, [Mixed seasoning] and 1/3 tsp of salt and briefly stir-fry. Drizzle 1/2 tbsp of sesame oil in a circular motion. Turn off the heat to avoid overcooking the chives. Plate up, and sprinkle black pepper as needed.