• Chicken livers is a great dinner idea for the whole family!

    Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

    Photograph by Dylan Swart

    Serves 4 EASY 20 mins

    Slice 1 ciabatta loaf and spread generously with butter on both sides.

    Heat a large pan over high heat and toast the slices for 1 minute per side.

    Set aside until needed.

    In another pan on medium heat, place a splash of canola oil, and fry 1 peeled and sliced onion and 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves until the onion is lightly browned and soft, 5 minutes.

    Transfer to a bowl and set aside. In the same pan, pour 3 tbsp canola oil, increase the heat to high and fry 1kg chicken livers until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Return the onion mixture to the pan, add 2 tbsp brandy, a pinch of chilli flakes (optional) and 125ml (½ cup) cream.

    Lower heat to medium and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, 5 minutes.

    Season and serve atop the toasted ciabatta, garnished with extra thyme sprigs.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com