Approximately 400g. Fresh or frozen.
Try this recipe from our book, The Ethical Omnivore - Christopher's seared liver with tomatoes and caramelised onions.
Organ meats from healthy animals are among the most nutrient-dense foods and were highly prized in traditional societies where every part of the animal was consumed. The operative word here is 'healthy'. Organs such as the liver and kidneys perform critical filtering and cleansing functions in the body. The last thing you want to be eating is the organs from an unhealthy animal that led a miserable, restricted life in a shed.
All the organs we offer come from the whole, pasture-raised animals we source from regeneratively- managed farms. These animals are vigorous, robust and genuinely free ranging and their diets are diverse and complex resulting in prolific gut flora and healthy organs.
Liver is rich in protein, low in calories and packed with essential minerals and vitamins but it's particularly important because it supplies vitamins in easily accessible, 'active' forms such as vitamin D3, B12, folate, choline and retinol ('active' vitamin A). By contrast, plant sources of vitamin A require us to convert them during digestion in order to use them. And, of course, liver is rich in iron, supplied in the haem form which is helps maintain adequate stores of iron, particularly important for women.
We buy whole lambs, mutton and hogget seasonally on a rotating basis from a number of farms. Your cut will come from whichever lamb is available when you order. The lamb we source is:
- packed with the farm, breed and certification clearly labelled;
- dry aged for between two to six weeks, depending on the cut;
- lambs are 4 - 12 months old;
- hormone and antibiotic-free;
- grass-fed and finished on chemical-free pasture;
- a mix of breeds including Suffolk, Texel, Wiltipol, Australian Whites and Dorper;
- from NSW farms.
The producers we work with are entirely transparent about their processes and welcome all questions.
Photo by Alan Benson from The Ethical Omnivore.