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Chopped Liver and Onion Kebabs Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb chicken liver, trimmed and chopped
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 8 skewers

Special equipment needed:
- Grill or grill pan

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.
2. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
3. In a large bowl, mix together chopped liver, chopped onions, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika until well combined.
4. Thread the liver and onion pieces onto the skewers, alternating between the two.
5. Grill the kebabs for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the liver is cooked through and the onions are tender and slightly charred.
6. Serve hot.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Grill or grill pan at medium-high heat
Serving size:
- Makes 8 kebabs

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 15g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 12g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Chicken liver can be substituted with beef liver or lamb liver.
- Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil or canola oil.
- Lemon juice can be substituted with lime juice or vinegar.

- Add diced bell peppers or mushrooms to the kebab skewers for added flavor and nutrition.
- Marinate the liver and onions in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger for an Asian-inspired twist.
- Serve the kebabs with a side of tzatziki sauce or hummus for a Mediterranean flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to trim the liver of any excess fat or connective tissue before chopping.
- Don't overcook the liver, as it can become tough and dry.
- If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Storage instructions:
- Leftover kebabs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, place the kebabs in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the kebabs on a bed of rice or quinoa for a complete meal.
- Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, for added flavor and color.

- Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or a green salad for a balanced meal.
- Pair with a glass of red wine, such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted sweet potatoes
- Grilled asparagus
- Quinoa salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the liver is sticking to the grill or grill pan, brush the surface with oil before grilling.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the liver to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.
- Wash hands and surfaces thoroughly before and after handling raw liver.

Food history:
- Chopped liver is a traditional Jewish dish that dates back to the 13th century.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, slightly sweet, and smoky.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Oniony, Meaty, Herbal