This Baked or grilled Greek Lemony Calf Liver, is a super easy to make, healthy and delicious. Marinating the organ reduces its intense flavour and makes it very tender.
Offal are the organs (such as the liver, lungs, heart or kidney) of an animal that are used for food.
Most people don’t eat offal but we Greeks love them and cook them in many ways (see links at the end of the post), our most popular recipe being Kokoretsi.
Tourkakia is one of the traditional delicacies we first ate in Sparta. Fragrant offal from goat or lamb wrapped in caul fat and grill over charcoal.
Sykotakia me Lahanika (pr. see-koh-TAH-khia meh Lah-chah-knee-KHA) are braised chicken livers with vegetables. This easy and nutricious recipe is made with chicken livers, vegetables, rice, nuts and poached grapes.
Bombari is a Cypriot traditional recipe which resembles like sausage but it is made with ground pork and rice and is actually a cooked meal.
Magiritsa is a traditional Greek Easter offal soup which is the first thing served after the midnight mass on Saturday evening.