Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce – Easy Kidney Recipe

Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce

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Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce - Easy Kidney Recipe
This easy kidney recipe with calf's kidney makes a delicious and nutrient dense meal. It is very satiating and perfectly suited for low carb diets. In addition, kidneys have a great offering of folate, iron, zinc, copper & selenium and are also a great source of protein for a post-workout meal.
Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
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Calf Kidney in Cream Sauce
Instructions
Kidneys
  1. First, cut the kidneys in half and remove the gristly white centers (the fat) carefully
    Half Cut Calf Kidney
  2. It is best to use a paring knife for this. Remove as much of it as possible and keep it if you want to make tallow - more details in the recipe notes
    Removed White Center from Calf Kidney
  3. After that, cut the kidney meat into bite sized pieces that and put them into a strainer. When finished, thoroughly rinse them with cold water for a few minutes
  4. Now, add the salt to a big bowl, add some water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Then, add the kidney pieces and so much cold water that they are completely covered
    Soaking Calf Kidney in Water
  5. Cover the bowl with cling film / plastic wrap, put it into the fridge and let the kidneys soak in water for at least 2 hours. After that, take the pieces out of the water, into a clean strainer and rinse them with fresh water again. Afterwards, let them drip off excess water for a minute
  6. Melt the butter in a pan on low heat, add the kidney pieces and cook them for about 7 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    Pre Cooking Calf Kidney
  7. Then, put them to the side (e.g. into a soup plate) in order to make the sauce in the pan
    Cooked Calf Kidney
Sauce - Final Steps
  1. After cooking the kidney pieces, leave any remaining liquid in the pan and add the extra butter. Then, add the sliced onions and let them cook for about 5 minutes
    Kidney Gravy, Onions & Butter in Pan
  2. Next, add the cream & cream cheese to the pan and stir until it is dissolved. Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, until the sauce starts to thicken. Now is the time to taste the sauce and add salt & pepper to your preferences
  3. Finally, add the kidney pieces back to the pan and let them simmer in the sauce for another 3 minutes on low heat. Don't cook too long or on higher heat as the kidney tends to become chewy then
    Putting Calf Kidney into Cream Sauce
Recipe Notes

If you want to render the kidney fat cut it into small bits or mince it in a food processor.
Then, put it into a pot or big pan on low heat and wait for all the fat to get out while stirring occasionally.

You can see that it's done when there is clear fat on the bottom with crispy bits on top.

Now, you can remove these floating bits by pouring all content through a cheesecloth or fabric into another pot.
When the fat is cooled, pour it into mason jars and keep them in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 398g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704.44kcal
from Fat 519.84kcal 74%
from Protein 156.92kcal 22%
from net. Carb 25.28kcal 4%
from Fiber 2.4kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.76g 34%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 6.32g 25%
Fiber 1.2g 4%
Protein 39.23g 39%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs – Keto Shrimp Balls

Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs with Avocado and Mayo

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Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs - Keto Shrimp Balls
Surf and Turf in meatball form? Make it happen with these shrimp stuffed meatballs that I created. They are a perfect low carb alternative to usual shrimp balls, taste delicious and go well with fried vegetables or some avocado on the side.
Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs with Avocado and Mayo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
big meatballs
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
big meatballs
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Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs with Avocado and Mayo
Instructions
Shrimps
  1. First, put the shrimps into a pan on low-medium heat and (if frozen) let them thaw for 2-3 minutes before adding the butter. If you use fresh shrimps add the butter and shrimps simultaneously
    Shrimps with Butter in Pan
  2. Let the shrimps cook in the butter for about 5 minutes, then add all remaining ingredients for the shrimps (lemon juice, soy sauce, sichuan pepper, salt, pepper & a pinch of garlic powder)
    Shrimps with Butter & Seasonings in Pan
  3. Now, stir everything and cook it on low heat for about 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Cook until the water from the shrimps and butter is evaporated and the shrimps get a light golden brown color
Meatballs
  1. While the shrimps are cooking, prepare the meatball mixture. Add the ground beef, eggs & seasonings to a bowl and mix them thoroughly with your hands or a hand mixer with dough hooks
    Ground Beef with Eggs & Seasonings
  2. When you have a homogeneous mixture, add the onions and mix everything once more
    Ground Beef Mixture & Diced Onions
  3. Now, split the mixture into 4-5 parts, put them onto a plate or breadboard and gently press them into -about 3/4 cm (or 1/3 inch) thick- patties
  4. When the shrimps are finished, place them in the middle of the beef patties. If you like it a bit spicier add some of the sichuan pepper from the pan, too
    Ground Beef Patties with Fried Shrimps
  5. Now, wrap the patties' edges to the top until everything is closed and use your hands to gently press them into a ball shape
    Shrimp Stuffed Beef Meatballs
  6. Finally, fry the meatballs evenly for about 15 minutes on low-medium heat first and 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat afterwards in order to get a nice brown color and some roasting flavor
    Frying Shrimp Stuffed Meatballs in Pan
Recipe Notes

For a dairy free alternative, just replace the butter with coconut oil or lard.

I also added some mayonnaise and an avocado that I sprinkled with some salt & pepper on the side.

If you want a great sauce to go with your meatballs simply add about 150 gram cream to the pan with the remaining grease after frying and taking the meatballs out.
Then, let the cream cook on medium heat while stirring until it is reduced to your desired thickness. This works great with coconut milk/cream, too.
In case you don't want to use cream, slice 2-3 onions and cook them on low-medium heat in the remaining grease until they start to dissolve and everything thickens to a sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 228g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464.73kcal
from Fat 338.85kcal 73%
from Protein 119.52kcal 26%
from net. Carb 5.36kcal 1%
from Fiber 1kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.65g 22%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.34g 5%
Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 29.88g 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Fried Liver Recipe – With Broccoli And Leeks – One Pan Meal

Fried Liver With Broccoli And Leeks

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Fried Liver Recipe - With Broccoli And Leeks - One Pan Meal
This is my fastest and most simple fried liver recipe. Prepared in one pan together with the vegetables within only 15 minutes. Perfect if you're in a hurry!
Fried Liver With Broccoli And Leeks
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Fried Liver With Broccoli And Leeks
Instructions
  1. First, put the broccoli and leeks on a soup plate and cook them in the microwave for about 10 minutes, until they are nearly done
  2. In the meantime, melt coconut oil in a pan on low-medium heat
  3. Then, fry the beef liver for about 5 minutes on each side, until it gets some dark brown color. Season it with some salt, pepper and cumin on one side first and on the other after flipping it
  4. Move beef liver in the pan to a less hot spot on the side and add your precooked vegetables -including their water from the plate
  5. Finally, pour the soy sauce on top of the vegetables and fry them for about 5 minutes while stiring

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108.4kcal
from Fat 63.72kcal 59%
from Protein 36kcal 33%
from net. Carb 6.08kcal 6%
from Fiber 2.6kcal 2%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.08g 4%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.52g 6%
Fiber 1.3g 4%
Protein 9g 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.