Composition, caloric content and description of the lamb liver with photos; how to choose and store offal; use in cooking; benefit and harm
Calorie content: 101 kcal.
The energy value of the product Lamb liver:
Fat: 2.9 g.
Carbohydrates: 0 g.
Lamb liver is a by-product of the first category (see photo). It has a peculiar rich smell and taste, in which there is a characteristic bitter note. The rich chemical composition and low calorie content make this product unique in its own way. Lamb liver is especially popular in Greece, and in this country many traditional dishes have been created on its basis.
Before you go on sale, this by-product is processed: cleared of blood clots, bile ducts and bladder. After processing, its weight is usually from one and a half to two kilograms.
Lamb liver is considered a very valuable and vital product for humans.
On how to choose the right liver of lamb, every hostess should know. The fact is that the liver belongs to a number of perishable products due to the content of a large amount of liquid. That is why it is recommended to buy only fresh liver.
So, to choose the freshest mutton liver, you need to carefully examine it outside. First of all, the by-product must be covered with a thin and slightly moist film. It is also recommended to pay attention to the color of the slice. It can have two shades: brown and red. The structure of a fresh mutton liver is always elastic and dense, and after pressing the fingerprint instantly flattens.
Note! The lighter the product, the more tender it will be after preparation.
Try to avoid frozen lamb liver, because in this form it is almost impossible to determine how fresh the product is. Stock only fresh or chilled liver.
If you store the by-product at room temperature, then its shelf life will be no more than twelve hours. In the refrigerator, it retains its properties for three days. Since in both cases the time is minimal, it is recommended that fresh sheep lamb be stored in a freezer. Frozen it can be stored for three months..
In cooking, lamb liver is used very extensively. On its basis, hot and cold appetizers are cooked, boiled broths, and also make a great kebab on the grill. Stunning pancakes, burgers and pancakes are obtained from this by-product, and even gourmets are delighted with the liver cake.
Lamb liver is ideally combined with roasted and stewed vegetables, with boiled cereals, potatoes and pasta. That is why most often this product is prepared separately and served with various side dishes.
There are many options for cooking lamb liver at home. We will describe some of them in the table below.