How to chop raw liver finely.

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Paul Woodman

How to chop raw liver finely.

What is the easiest way to chop up raw liver minutely small? Knife, scissors or food processor? I'm specifically thinking of the delicious bolognese ragu in delia's lasagne al forno which uses them, but I find it quite fiddly and time-consuming to chop them really finely because they are so soft and slippery and squidgey.

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Gerry

chopping raw meat

Any meat is easy to chop finely if put in freezer for a while first.

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JAMES

Chopping Meat.

Never thought of doing it that way, Gerry.

When I want diced chicken though, I take the breasts out of the freezer and pop them straight onto a board, leave them for 10-15 mins and they dice up so much more easily than they do if fully defrosted, and of course, as they are then diced, they defrost so much quicker too.

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Gerry

raw meat/liver

Quite right, James. I do raised game pies quite a bit and freeze the meat before chopping. It's better than mincing because the texture's more interesting and the pies take up more jellied stock because of the "gaps" between the meat pieces.

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JAMES

Chopping Meat.

Sorry to hijack your thread Paul, but Gerry, I meant to tell you, I've got some game from DR in my attempts to broaden my food tastes! Still in Marcs freezer but my new fridge/freezer is being delivered this morning so I shall be able to retrieve afew things. Can't remember what I ordered, two packs of breast fillets I think, partridge, pheasant I think they might be.

Not sure if I will like them, but at least Im trying!!! I also got their guide to game included for cooking tips as I've never done it before, but may well be needing your advice!

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JAMES

Chopping Meat.

Also, Paul. If you have something like a kenwood mini chopper, you might cube the liver and put it into that. Pulse it until you get the desired result. Not tried it myself, but cannot see why not if you want it very small. I usually leave the liver out but might give this a try myself.

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Gerry

Delia's game pies

James, Delia has recipes for hot game pie and raised game pie. The latter I don't make like hers: I chill the pastry and roll it out later, don't use milk or hot water, freezes well too. Neither do I include icing sugar for the raised pie pastry. There are loads of good recipes online and I can email you some of those in my cookbooks.
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JAMES

Chopping Meat.

Thanks, Gerry. Ehen I know what game I actualy have, I'll start a new thread or email you!

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Gerry

James game

If you're cooking whole game birds, rather than pieces, the easiest way is to invest in a chicken brick. Likely to find one in charity shops, though they're not dear anyway.

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Paul Woodman

Thanks

Thanks for the tips. Hadn't thought of the freezer Gerry - good lateral thinking!!

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Gerry

Paul raw meat

Hi Paul, wondered where you were. Sorry we got a bit off your topic. Glad you came back, freezing is the answer.

 
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