Friday, April 28, 2006

Lasang Pinoy 9: Chicken Liver Hawaiian

Lasang Pinoy 9 which is hosted by Cia of Pabulum focuses on internal organs of animals (offal). Offal is discarded by some people as refuse. Filipinos love to eat internal organs of animals like gizzard, liver, spleen, kidney, heart, intestines and even the blood.

There are many of my favorite recipes wherein we use offal, like bopis, papaitan, batchoy, kare-kare, adobong atay/balun-balunan, igado, liver steak and my entry for this LP event which is the chicken liver hawaiian. Some pinoys cook kare-kare with oxtail and tripe only, and some cook it with ox feet and tripe. In our family, we cook kare-kare with oxtail, ox feet, tripe, and ox intestines.

Since I was a child, I really loved to eat liver. I usually asked my mom to cook fried ox liver for me. My mom was the one who influenced me so much with my preference for liver because I always saw her eating it that time because she had anemia. Her doctor advised her to eat liver, sweet potato tops, and bitter gourd (ampalaya).

I remember also that my brother hated liver so much. He had a yucky feeling with liver-eating; he told me he usually thought of aswang every time he saw me eating fried liver. But when we were studying in Quiapo, that was from 1979-1982, we found this restaurant at the last floor of the old Good Earth Emporium. This restaurant served the most delicious liver sandwich I ever tasted. As proof of its deliciousness, my brother finally ate liver. We really tried to save our allowances, so that every Friday we could go and eat to that restaurant. We used to order liver sandwich and milk shake. After the closed down of Good Earth Emporium, my brother stopped eating liver.

I went to Carriedo about a month ago because I heard that Good Earth Emporium is open again. But I was really disappointed when I found out that the old restaurant is not there anymore. And the new building looks like 168 Mall in Divisoria not the Good Earth Emporium before.

Enough of my reminiscing, I would like to share this chicken liver recipe which I got from Kitchenomics. I’m a loyal user of Del Monte products that’s why I usually try all of the recipes I got from the net, booklets, and recipe books.

Chicken Liver Hawaiian

½ kilo chicken liver, cut in half
1 can (439 g) Del Monte Fresh Cut Pineapple Tidbits, drained (reserve syrup)
3 medium saba bananas, sliced and fried
1 medium carrot, cut into strips
1 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp. water

Marinate liver in 1 tbsp. soy sauce, pineapple syrup, ¼ tsp. pepper and ¼ tsp. iodized salt for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve marinade. Fry liver in oil until light brown. Set aside.
Stir-fry carrot in 2 tbsp. margarine until half tender. Add ¾ cup water, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, ¾ tsp. iodized salt (or 1 ½ tsp. rock salt), ¼ tsp. pepper and marinade. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add fried liver, dissolved cornstarch, banana and Del Monte Fresh Cut Pineapple Tidbits. Continue simmering for 3 minutes.


watson said...

I also like liver. Yung ginawang steak! Sarap ilagay yung soy sauce-based na sabaw nya at kainin rin yung onion rings... arrrgh nagutom ako bigla.

Lani said...

Nagutom din ako, WAtson. Ang sarap naman ng lakad niyo sa Boracay.

JMom said...

Naku, liver tayong pareho! :) I love chicken livers...actually all livers, but I am the only one in my family who does. No matter, more for me :-P I'll have to try your hawaiian style one of these days. At least chicken livers I can easily get my hands on.

stef said...

i hated liver as a child. but not anymore! and thankfully, my 15-yo now loves it too and requests it even for her birthday celebration. this recipe sounds wonderful and i think she would absolutely love this. thanks for sharing, lani! i'll post when i cook it!

drstel said...

hello Lani! i just recently discovered the Del Monte website and immediately had to bookmark it...there's a recipe there for heart that i'm so ganado to try...and this chicken liver recipe, copied it na! it's great that you featured it. let's have a liver-fest ;p

mae said...

Hi Lani,

I too like chicken liver and adobong atay and balun-balunan. I'm getting hungry on the thought of this and your picture is just not helping me not to think about food right now.

Thanks for visiting me on my new site.

JoLoGs QuEeN said...

<==for jaja's a jolly good jologs==>

naman peborit ko rin ang atay at balun balon, i mean lahat ata ng pagkain ok saki hehe.


j said...


ces said...

hi lani
thanks for dropping by wyl i was away hehe..
nice to be back though..lungkot but ok..never had the chance to go to dampa this time but i've been there before..sarap nga..

Anonymous said...

hello lani:sarap naman nyan.thanks for sharing :)

Lani said...

Oo nga, preho tayong fave ang chicken liver.

Naacquire daw talaga ang taste, Stef. Ok naman sa mga bata ang liver kaya itong anak ko rin ineencourage ko kaso ayaw pa niya ngayon.

Ako rin napakaraming site na naka-bookmark. Very useful talaga ang net.

Ganda naman ng new site mo.

Pareho talaga tayo, lahat pwede basta nakakabusog (hehehe).

Ang sarap kasing kumain talaga.

I know nag-enjoy ka sa vacation mo kaya lang back to reality ka na naman, Ces. Mixed emotions talaga.

Uy, musta na Den? Long time no blog ha.

thess said...

Hello Lani! Pareho kayo ng ate ko, Del Monte Kitchenomic din fav source nya ng recipes, even shared some with me and I must say, masasarap!

eh nakakagutom itong chicken liver mo...yummmm!

Anonymous said...

hello lani :D,
nakakagutom naman talaga pag ako eh nadalaw sa blog mo ! yup im back blogging, see you around!

Jayred said...

I must say I hate eating liver! Although my Ate said I should eat liver-based dishes because I'm anemic. I like liver spread, though. :-)

sisi perez said...

chibogan? sa bacolod chicken na