Bringing you one of the most traditional pricedOffal meat loaf dish ever. Offal brings back childhood memories, my mum will use organ meats for almost all her dishes reason being that it is very healthy and will keep you away from the doctors(right!!) my Dad will always get the most vital parts as it is traditionally believed that offal is the king of all meats and should be firstly served to the head of the home and then the rest shared amongst the family members .I wasn’t a huge fan of the offal because of the frequency at which it was eaten(almost every meal had liver or kidney)I however enjoyed it with rice…kidney and liver fried rice insanely delicious goodness.
Several years after, in my search for nutrient dense foods, I came across a book OFFAL A GLOBAL HISTORY by Nina Edward(2013) and a few other articles, I was enlightened about offal nutrition and it became clear to me why my mum was all about organ meats(kidney, liver and heart). So I decided to welcome them back into my kitchen in a way that will be more entertaining and fun to eat, I must confess it was a smart choice
Exquisitely flavourful…yummy goodness with a load of health punch.
WHAT MAKES OFFAL A SUPERFOOD?
-They are an excellent source of quality protein(high BV)
-Most concentrated form of vitamin A
-Excellent source of vitamin A, D, E,K(fat soluble vitamins)
-excellent source of folic acid and CoQ10 a heart healthy vitamin
-Enhances metabolism and production of collagen and elastin
-anti-inflammatory and good source of essential fatty acids(omega 3)
The exciting part of the story is that it contains zero carbohydrate, overall calories are from protein and fats. it’s a definite way to fire up protein intake…hello to weightloss(protein keeps you fuller for longer, curbs appetite)and a more sustained energy level.
What do you factor in when you eat? for me 2 things- nutritional gain and flavour!! this offal loaf gives you this and even more, it will make sense that this nutrient dense food is a good part of a natural diet and would be healthful if eaten in moderation as a regular diet.
So get adventurous look at all that nutritional gains,
OK!! enough of the details, lets get cooking!!
– 1KG Offal(liver, kidney,)
-1 large onions
-2 garlic cloves
-Dill or cilantro(or any herb of choice)
– Mixed bell pepper
-pepper and salt( i used scotch bonnet)
1- Wash the offal in water, cut into smaller chunks and throw into a food processor or blender along with your other ingredients except bell peppers.
blitz to a smooth or coarse texture(mine was coarse)
2- grease loaf tin with coconut oil or any oil of choice and line with bacon rashers
3-Add a layer of the offal mixture then place sliced mixed bell peppers in the middle
4- pour the rest of the mixture over it and wrap as shown in the picture. bake in preheated oven and bake for 45mins or until browned and firm.
serve with any veggie of choice or salad as a main meal. we had it with roasted butternut squash and lightly sautéed spinach… simply Divine!
NOTES: YOU CAN LEAVE THE BACON OUT FOR A COMPLETELY NATURAL EXPERIENCE
IF YOU WANT THE FLAVOUR LESS INTENSE, SOAK IN SALTED WATER FOR A FEW HOURS.
THE MIXED PEPPERS KEEPS YOUR LOAF MOIST, BUT FEEL FREE TO USE BOILED EGGS OR WHAT EVER YOU FANCY OR JUST BAKE WITHOUT LAYERING.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO POUR A LITTLE WATER IN THE OVEN TRAY DURING COOKING TIME KEEPS YOUR LOAF MOIST AND TO GET MORE GRAVY FROM THE LOAF.
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