Sauteed Calf's Liver with Fig-Chinese Vinegar Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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4 each calf's liver

3 tablespoons clarified butter

3 minced shallots

4 black mission figs, cut into1/4 inch disks

1/2 cup Chinese vinegar

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Salt and coarse ground green peppercorn to taste


  1. Pre-heat hot a large, thick skillet. Season the liver with salt and green peppercorn. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and sear the liver until brown on both sides, about 8-10 minutes. I prefer my liver medium. Place livers on warm plates. Place skillet back on the heat, add shallots and brown, about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add figs and sautee for 1 minute. Deglaze with the vinegars and reduce by 50%. Whisk in butter and check for seasoning. Reserve in a water bath.