Sauteed calf's liver with fig-chinese vinegar syrup

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Calf's livers
3 tablespoons Clarified butter
3 Shallots; minced
4 Black mission figs; cut 1/4" disks
½ cup Chinese vinegar
½ cup Balsamic vinegar
Salt; to taste
Coarse-ground green peppercorns; to taste
=== POTATO-LEEK HASH ===
2 cups Leek rings - (1/4"); about 3 leeks
3 tablespoons Duck fat or butter
½ cup Dry white wine
6 larges Yukon gold potatoes; peeled, cut 1/4" dic
¼ cup Chopped chervil
Salt; to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste

Pre-heat hot a large, thick skillet. Season the liver with salt and green peppercorn. Add 1½ tablespoons of butter and sear the liver until brown on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes. I prefer my liver medium. Place livers on warm plates.

Place skillet back on the heat, add shallots and brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add figs and sautee for 1 minute. Deglaze with the vinegars and reduce by 50%. Whisk in butter and check for seasoning. Reserve in a water bath.

For the Potato-Leek Hash: In a hot skillet, coat with 1 tablespoon of fat and saute leeks until soft, about 6 minutes. Season. Deglaze with white wine and completely reduce. Set leeks aside, wipe out pan and heat again.

Add remaining fat and sear potatoes brown, about 10 minutes. Add back the leeks and chervil. Move around quickly to heat thoroughly. Check for seasoning.

For Plating: On the plate with the liver, place hash to the side and ladle sauce on the liver.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Source: "EAST MEETS WEST with Ming Tsai - (Show # MT-1C08) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK" S(Formatted for MC5): "11-02-1999 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@..."

Per serving: 114 Calories (kcal); 10g Total Fat; (85% calories from fat); trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 25mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: Ming Tsai

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