Before you stop reading because of what the headline is you should read this.
Chicken hearts can be delicious and they are nutritious. High in protein, iron, and Vitamin B-12, they can provide you with an awesome snack or on top of a salad for a complete dinner.
Now most people will never even try them but before you write them off forever you might want to give this recipe a whirl. Hearts have a strong flavor like liver, but not as strong and a good marinade and a hot grill can take care of that. If you do enjoy liverwurst, fried liver, or pate and you haven’t tried chicken hearts yet, what are you waiting for!
Chicken Heart Yakitori
Yakitori is Japanese for Chicken Skewer. It’s usually a simple dish that is grilled over charcoal and served basted with a soy based sauce. For the recipe that we got from a friend of ours who is a retired chef (she didn’t want to be mentioned but you know who you are!) she used a combination of things for the marinade.
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup of Soy Sauce
One garlic scape or green garlic bulb
One spring onion
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or teaspoon dried)
1 package of Fisher Hill Chicken Hearts (we don’t always have them at market but send us a message if you want them!)
1 green pepper cut into chunks
What you’ll do:
Combine everything in a bowl except for the skewers the teriyaki sauce and the chives. Cover and let stand in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours.
Take the hearts and place them on the skewers with the peppers. Grill until they are done all the way through. Charcoal or wood gives a really nice flavor but there’s nothing wrong with propane either.
After grilling through, place on a plate and drizzle with teriyaki. Finish with some fresh chopped chives.
It goes well with Sauvignon Blanc or an ice cold ale.