Sautéed Chicken Livers with Onions and Port
- SERVINGS: 4
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- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium red onion, quartered through the core
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons port wine
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 1 pound chicken livers, trimmed and halved, 2 halves finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- All-purpose flour, for dredging
- 6 ounces baby spinach
- In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the onion quarters and cook over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown all over, about 15 minutes. Transfer the onion quarters to a plate and let cool. Season the onions with salt and pepper and keep warm.
- Add the port to the skillet and simmer over high heat until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the orange juice and cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in the finely chopped chicken liver, reduce the heat to low and simmer until just cooked, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the mustard, season the sauce with salt and pepper and keep warm.
- Spread the flour on a large plate and season with paprika, salt and pepper. Dredge the remaining halved chicken livers in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Add the livers and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
- Arrange the spinach on a serving platter. Top with the onion quarters and chicken livers, drizzle the sauce over the top and serve.