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A collection of popular Portuguese food recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira.

This Portuguese fried liver recipe (receita de iscas de figado) is easy to make, serve with rice.
Preparation time:
2 h 5 min
Cooking Time:
25 min
Ready In:
2 h 30 min
Level of Difficulty:

This Portuguese fried liver recipe (receita de iscas de figado) is easy to make, serve with rice.

Portuguese Fried Liver Recipe

Posted in: Beef
Mar 10, 2016
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3/4 lb of beef liver1 teaspoon cumin6 tablespoons olive oilMarinade:3 cloves garlic1 teaspoon red pepper/pimento paste1 bay LeafWhite wine or beerSalt (to taste)


  1. Marinate the sliced liver in the above ingredients using enough wine or beer to just cover the liver.
  2. Allow to stand for 2 hours.
  3. Fry the liver in a little olive oil until brown.
  4. Remove and place in a separate saucepan.
  5. Add the marinade to the frying pan and bring to a boil.
  6. Pour over the liver and simmer gently until tender.
  7. This sauce is fairly rich so a little water maybe added if required.
  8. Add cumin to taste and serve with rice, enjoy!
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com

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