David's Recipe for Fragrant Grilled Chicken Livers

Based on a Sri Lankan recipe for chicken thighs, and can also be made with chicken breasts.

Main, American

  • About 40 chicken livers
  • 2 large oranges
  • 6 cloves
  • 8 pods cardamom
  • 1 stick cinnamon, about 5 inches
  • A few chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven-grill to its highest temperature.
  2. Squeeze the oranges. Grind the cloves, the black seeds inside the cardamom, and the cinnamon. Finely mince the chilis.
  3. Grill the livers for a few minutes on each side, until brown. Turn off the grill.
  4. Mix the orange juice and the spices. Marinate the livers in the mixture for an hour, turning occasionally.
  5. Once again, preheat the oven-grill to its highest temperature.
  6. Grill the livers on a greased baking sheet, turning once when they are browned.




 
  
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