Shakita Huerta

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

As you may know, liver has a distinctive taste, but this liver broccoli stir fry really brings out the vibrant flavors that liver has to offer! I was really going for a low carbohydrate meal and this beauty made the cut. Not only are there layers of texture in this meal, but there is also several layers of spices with this stir fry. This recipe is best enjoyed on a warm sunny evening with a tall glass of white wine! YUM-YUM 🙂

 Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Cooking Liver

Cooking Liver can take practice and it can be a little complicated. First off, liver is soft and the texture of it, is like mush but with a “milder” flavor. If you overcook liver, the texture will be more like leather and the flavor is stronger and not very satisfying. When I manage to cook it properly I find that liver has a slightly sweet taste. It’s kind of hard to explain, without you tasting the difference with me!

So, from personal experience don’t let liver sit around unfrozen for very long. In fact, I usually only buy liver when it is frozen, because every time I buy the so-called “fresh” liver at the store it tastes unbelievably awful. I would suspect that even letting liver sit around for half a day unfrozen is enough to ruin it, but I could be wrong. This all based upon my own personal experiences.

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash is one of those fruit/veggie to always have on hand. Not only is butternut squash a versatile fruit/veggie but it also used to cook in various dishes ranging from desserts to salads to dinner meals. Although this squash is a good carbohydrate, you can reap the rewards of other healthy benefits that this butternut can give ya!

Did you know that one cup of butternut squash provides a whopping 437% percent of your vitamin A needs for the day, as well as 52% of vitamin C and 10% or more of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium and manganese! Not to mention, half a cup of cooked butternut squash only contains 11 grams of carbohydrate and 41 calories! 🙂 Hands down, this fruit/veggie is amazing!!  🙂

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Enjoy

As you read this recipe, I truly hope that you give Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry a try! It’s simple, quick, easy and darn good. This recipe has tons of rewarding benefits to offer your taste buds along with your body! 🙂  Pull out those squash, it’s Butternut Time ! 🙂

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry

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Butternut Squash Liver Broccoli Stir Fry
I was really going for a low carbohydrate meal and this beauty made the cut. Not only are there layers of texture in this meal, but there is also several layers of spices with this stir fry. This recipe is best enjoyed on warm sunny evening with a tall glass of white wine! YUM-YUM 🙂
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Cuisine American, Dinner, Healthy
Food Dinner
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20-30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine American, Dinner, Healthy
Food Dinner
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20-30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Start by adding a little bit of water (about 1/2 tbsp) to 1 tbsp of flour in a medium bowl or measuring cup. Whisk until the flour is smooth and then repeat this step until you have added all the flour. Then the remaining water and soy sauce. Whisk everything together again and set aside.
    Start by adding a little bit  of water (about 1/2 tbsp) to 1 tbsp of flour in a medium bowl or measuring cup. Whisk until the flour is smooth and then repeat this step until you have added all the flour. Then the remaining water and soy sauce. Whisk everything together again and set aside.
  2. Cut the bell pepper and onions into julienne strips and set all the vegetables except for the butternut squash into one plate/bowl. Then set it aside.
    Cut the bell pepper and onions into julienne strips and set all the vegetables except for the butternut squash into one plate/bowl. Then set it aside.
  3. Preheat a frying pan onto medium low heat and add 1 TBSP of olive oil to the frying pan.
  4. Take the liver and cut into strip. Then cut those strips in half.
    Take the liver and cut into strip. Then cut those strips in half.
  5. In the mean time add all of the liver into a medium bowl and season with red pepper,ground cumin, black pepper and salt. Mix the seasonings and liver together well.
    In the mean time add all of the liver into a medium bowl and season with red pepper,ground cumin, black pepper and salt. Mix the seasonings and liver together well.
  6. Add the liver to the frying pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side. Once done, remove the liver from the frying pan and set aside.
    Add the liver to the frying pan and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side. Once done, remove the liver from the frying pan and set aside.
  7. While the liver is cooking, preheat another pan to medium low heat. Add 1 more tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. When the oil begins to separate, toss in the plate/bowl of vegetable except for the butternut squash . Cook for 3-5 minutes and then add in the liver. Turn the heat down low and add the soy sauce mixture.
    When the oil begins to separate, toss in the plate/bowl of vegetable except for the butternut squash . Cook for 3-5 minutes and then add in the liver. Turn the heat down low and add the soy sauce mixture.
  9. Add the lid and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    Add the lid and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  10. This step is optional because you can enjoy the butternut squash spirals raw or cooked. My mom actually loved it raw, however the kids enjoyed it better when it was cooked.
    This step is optional because you can enjoy the butternut squash spirals raw or cooked. My mom actually loved it raw, however the kids enjoyed it better when it was cooked.
  11. If you would like to enjoy them cooked. Just blanch them in boiling hot water for 30-45 seconds, then remove and serve.
    If you would like to enjoy them cooked. Just blanch them in boiling hot water for 30-45 seconds, then remove and serve.
  12. When ready to serve. add the butternut squash then top with the Liver Stir Fry! Enjoy
    When ready to serve. add the butternut squash then top with the Liver Stir Fry! Enjoy
Recipe Notes
  • Note: that if you add too much water and too little flour, you will get chunks of flour which isn't good. So take your time in the first step.
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The kitchen is the heart of my home. It’s where my recipes meet ingredients to create a special type of authentic dishes that are filled with the flavors of love and laughter. I'm Shakita Huerta, and I welcome you to my website. I hope that as you read my blog, you are inspired to experiment with healthy, sweet and savory meals to create memories in your own kitchen.

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