Better Body Clinical Nutrition


Paleo Snack Idea # 3 of 12 (more to follow)

Thursday, January 19, 2023 10:59 AM

Looking for a great way to sneak more superfood liver in your diet?  The mock-Polynesian recipe of Rumaki – chicken livers and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon is a great way. Opt for coconut aminos in place of the soy sauce and coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar. 
When it comes to liver, it’s a food that people either love or hate. But one thing is certain, when liver comes from animals raised on a clean natural diet, it can be one of the most powerful superfoods around. Liver is packed with nutrients, including a powerhouse nutrient called choline (we have this in Standard Process tablets) 
Choline helps your body detoxify and absorb more nutrients. It prevents fat from accumulating in your liver as well. 
Here is a recipe for Rumaki 
3 tbsp soy sauce (Coconut Aminos recommended) 
1 tbsp brown sugar (Coconut sugar recommended) 
4 chicken livers, cut into thirds (from pastured chickens) 
3 water chestnuts, quartered 
4 strips bacon, cut into thirds 
1 (1”) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 
1. Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger in a small bowl. Add chicken livers and water chestnuts and toss to coat; place in refrigerator to let marinate for 1 hour 
2. Heat oven to 425oF. Strain liver and chestnuts, reserving the marinade. Pour marinade into 1-quart saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat; set aside 
3. Place 1 slice of bacon on a cutting board, then top with 1 piece of liver and 1 water chestnut. Wrap bacon around liver and chestnut. Skewer bacon in place with a toothpick. Repeat process with remaining livers, water chestnuts and bacon. 
4. Transfer Rumaki to a foil-lined (parchment recommended) sheet tray and bake, basting occasionally with the marinade, until bacon is golden brown, about 25 minutes.