Spiced Grilled Veal Liver with Zucchini Fries

Cooking Time: 15 minutes + marination time Serves: 6 people 

You will need​: 

Special Equipment:

  • Grill or skillet
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowls


  • 1 pack of Moomoo's South African Veal Liver
  • Marinade ingredients:
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • Salt & pepper
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Zucchini Fries:
    • 500g zucchini, cut into fingers
    • 3/4 cup Parmesan
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 eggs
    • Salt & pepper

Recipe Instructions​

  1. Place defrosted liver fillets in a bowl, get rid of excess water, and add minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, chopped parsley, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate for a couple of hours.
  2. When you decide to grill it, melt the butter in a hot yet switched-off oven or on low heat on the stove.
  3. Heat the grill or a large pan. Place each piece of liver in the melted butter, then into the pan. Don't overcrowd the pan.
  4. Grill for 2 minutes on each side on medium heat for a perfectly cooked fillet.
  5. Once you remove the liver, let it rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
  6. Use the same pan to stir fry some diced tomatoes in the remaining sauce.
  7. Mix the Parmesan with the garlic powder and paprika, and beat the eggs with some salt and pepper.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180C and brush an oven tray with olive oil.
  9. Place each zucchini finger in the egg mixture, then into the Parmesan mixture. Cover it well from all sides.
  10. Place the battered zucchini fingers next to each other in the tray.
  11. Place it in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping the fingers halfway through.
  12. To serve the liver, place zucchini fries in a flat serving dish, stack the liver fillets or cut in slices on top, and garnish with the diced tomatoes and fresh parsley.
  13. Serve warm.

Recipe Video​

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