Dinner Recipes

Chinese Sesame Liver Stir-Fry Recipe

24th October 2017

By Matt Lovell | Published on October 24, 2017

The idea of nibbling on liver for dinner may have some of you wrinkling your noses in disgust but this organ is rich in vitamin B-12,  vitamin A and iron.

These nutrients serve to boost your immune system, support healthy eyes and skin, and produce red blood cells. Considered the Michael Jordan of red meats, here’s the tastiest way to re-introduce liver into your diet.


Serves 3

You’ll need

• 450g lambs liver, sliced

• 1 egg, beaten

• 2tbsp Chinese five spice

• 28g sesame seeds

• 1 ginger bulb, sliced

• 1tsp sesame oil

• 100g bean sprouts

• 1 small carrot, sliced thinly

• 2 large spring onions, shredded

• 50g bamboo shoots

• 40g water chestnuts, sliced

• 1 small bok choy

• 1 tbsp soy sauce

• 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

• Drizzle of molasses



Step one: Mix the liver with the beaten egg and five spice, then dip in the sesame seeds. “Liver has many health benefits and heaps of essential vitamins and nutrients,” says Matt Lovell.

Step two: Over a very high heat, stir-fry the ginger and liver slices, then remove them from the pan when the liver is crispy on the outside, but still pink in the middle. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory aid that will help you recover from training sessions faster.

Step three: Stir-fry the vegetables in the same pan for 2-5 minutes, until cooked to your liking. The less time you cook your veggies, the more nutrient-dense they’ll be because cooking can destroy certain vitamins, like the vitamin C contained in carrots.

Step four: Return the liver to the pan for another minute or two. This will heat it up and cook all the way through without over cooking. For the best results, try to source your liver from grass-fed sheep.

Step five: Season the mix with soy sauce, sherry vinegar and a drizzle of molasses until they start to steam, then serve. “Liver contains abundant iron and blood-building aids and, according to Chinese medicine, eating the organs of animals restores the matching organ in humans,” explains Lovell.


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