Roast calf's liver with black pepper
Published 15/01/2011 | 10:11
YOU WILL NEED
About 800g calf’s liver (or whole liver)
Enough finely crushed black peppercorns
to coat the liver
Clarified butter (or ghee or extra virgin
Handful of raisins or currants
Generous splash of Armagnac
Fresh herbs of your choice, to garnish
Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Dust one side of the liver with the pepper. In a large frying pan, heat some butter and fry the liver, pepperside down, for two minutes. Turn the liver over, so it is now pepper-side up, and transfer it to an ovenproof dish to roast for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to rest in a warm place in the kitchen for a good 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, fry the raisins in butter for a minute or so and then pour in a generous splash of Armagnac. It will flame — be careful not to singe your hair. Slice the liver and spoon the raisins, along with their Armagnac-infused butter, over the liver and scatter with fresh herbs.