Cilantro Liver Bites made with Rumba Meats Liver, are a perfect appetizer for Futbol Watch Parties. Inspired by Latin American liver (higado) dishes, they are a delicious finger food to share with friends on soccer game days. Adding aji amarillo sauce on top, gives this amazing appetizer a spicy kick!!
1.5big red onions1 onion will be chopped, the half will be sliced for decorations
1bunchfresh cilantro choppedends up being about 1 cup packed after chopped, save about 2 tbsps for decorations at the end
sliced bread or tostadas as neededi usually buy artisan bread for this appetizer, slices are a little smaller, they looks better when served and compliment the appetizer better too.
1-2tspsaji amarillo pasteuse more if you desire a more spicy sauce. Please be aware that different brands have different spice level, so start slow and you can always add more.
Chop 1 red onion. Slice the rest of the onion and place in a bowl of water and put aside for later.
Heat skillet, add olive oil and once hot add liver. The package already comes with conveniently sliced liver but you can cut it in smaller pieces before adding to skillet.
Cook well and stir occasionally. Keep heat high because it helps to cook liver well. Cook for about 6-8 minutes total.
Add chopped onions when liver is browned on both sides. Add chopped cilantro (leave a spoonful or two for decoration at the end).
Add salt, pepper and paprika. Stir well so the flavors melt together and onion gets translucent. Lower the temperature to low and cook few more minutes. Cover the skillet.
Mix the mayonnaise with aji amarillo paste. That makes for a perfect spicy sauce to add on the appetizer. Aji amarillo is a yellow chili paste that can be found in most Latin sections in the grocery stores. You can add the paste directly to any dish when cooking if you like the food spicy, or you can prepare an aji amarillo sauce to add on top as desired.
If you are serving this appetizer over bread, warm up or toast the bread right before serving. Lay bread on a tray, place cooked liver slices over bread. Then decorate with red onion slices, cilantro and put aji amarillo on the side as a sauce. Enjoy:))