Chicken livers sautéed in soya sauce, garlic and sherry, stuffed with slivers of water chestnut and wrapped in streaky bacon. Not for vegetarians.
400-450 grams chicken livers
2 tbsp veg oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp dry sherry
Squeeze lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
About 12 streaky bacon rashers
10 canned water chestnuts
Rinse chicken livers, pat dry, cut in half and remove membrane, etc. Heat oil in frying pan / skillet over med-low heat. Add livers, a portion at a time, turn constantly, just until livers are no longer red on the outside.
Remove skillet from heat, return all livers to the pan. Return to heat and add soy sauce, sherry, lemon juice and garlic. Cool completely. You can freeze at this stage.
Cut each bacon rasher in half or three, stretch them if thick slices. Place one piece chicken liver on one bacon slice and top with a slice of water chestnut. Roll bacon around liver and chestnuts and secure with cocktail sticks. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
When ready to cook, preheat grill, and grill Rumaki till crisp. Can also be baked in the oven at approx 180C, for around ten mins. Serve hot. Makes about 28.