Hearty Diet Recipe

Roasted Calf's Liver

with Apples, Onions and Balsamic Vinegar
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
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Roasted Calf's Liver

Roasted Calf's Liver - Roasted veal liver: A fast, simple feast

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9,4 / 10
very easy
20 min.
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Nutritional values

Liver provides many nutrients, for example, plenty of protein, zinc, vitamin B12 and biotin. The liver of young animals not only tastes milder than others, it is also usually free from environmental pollution.

Whether the liver remains tender or becomes tough depends mainly on the cooking time. The rule of thumb is: as short as possible, as long as necessary. If it is roasted whole, as here, it remains particularly juicy.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie433 kcal(21 %)
Protein36 g(37 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates35 g(23 %)
Sugar added4 g(16 %)
Roughage4 g(13 %)
Vitamin A42.2 mg(5,275 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.9 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂5.1 mg(464 %)
Niacin32.7 mg(273 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate412 μg(137 %)
Pantothenic acid13.3 mg(222 %)
Biotin128.2 μg(285 %)
Vitamin B₁₂100.75 μg(3,358 %)
Vitamin C41 mg(43 %)
Potassium700 mg(18 %)
Calcium47 mg(5 %)
Magnesium45 mg(15 %)
Iron13.5 mg(90 %)
Iodine11 μg(6 %)
Zinc6.6 mg(83 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.7 g
Uric acid500 mg
Cholesterol566 mg
Development of this recipe:


¾ cup balsamic vinegar
¾ cup Broth
4 Red onions (each about 50 grams)
1 ½ lbs Calf's liver
3 Tbsps Canola oil
4 sprigs marjoram
3 small tart Apple (each about 125 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Apple corer, 1 Aluminum foil

Preparation steps

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 1

Boil balsamic vinegar and broth in a small pot over medium heat until reduced by 1/3. Set aside. Peel the onions and cut into thin rings.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 2

Rinse calf's liver and pat dry. Remove any silverskin or membrane. Season with salt and pepper.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and sear the liver on all sides. Rinse marjoram and shake dry.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 4

Place calf's liver on a baking sheet and scatter the marjoram over liver. Roast on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 225°C (fan not suitable, gas mark 3-4) (approximately 450°F) until liver is cooked through, 15-20 minutes.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 5

Rinse apples, wipe dry and remove core. Cut apples into slices.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 6

Heat the remaining oil in the pan and sauté the apple slices in batches until tender, 1-2 minutes on each side. Set aside. Cook onion rings in pan, stirring frequently, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 7

About 4 minutes before end of roasting, add the apple slices to the baking sheet with the liver.

Roasted Calf's Liver preparation step 8

Remove baking sheet fromoven. Wrap liver and apples in aluminum foil and let rest for 4-5 minutes. Place apples and onions on a plate. Slice liver and place on apples and onions. Drizzle with reserved reduced vinegar and serve.