This is another one of those recipes for which I have received many requests, so here it is… Higado con Salsa Criolla is a traditional Colombian dish and since most Colombians don’t waste food & eat almost every part of the animal, we don’t mind liver dishes. We love meat!
I receive a lot of requests for dishes that may not sound to attractive to some yet are popular in Colombia and part of our culture and cuisine. Liver with Creole Sauce is one of them.
My parents, my sister and I all love higado or liver, but my brother hates it. So not every Colombian likes this kind of food. There are many other Colombian dishes that I haven’t made because I won’t touch, cook or eat certain animal parts. Sounds appetizing, huh?
Don’t overcooked the liver because it gets really hard. If you like liver, try this dish, it is absolutely delicious and remember, liver is a good source of iron
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon oil
2 pounds liver, cut into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 small onions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
In a medium bowl mix the vinegar, pepper and cumin. Clean the liver and place in the marinade. Refrigerate for 25 minutes.
In a large skillet melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the liver to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
Add the onions, garlic, tomatoes and salt. Cook for 5 minutes more. Cover the skillet and cook for 3 minutes more or until cooked through.Sprinkle fresh cilantro on top and serve over white rice.