The Rumaki recipe (roo-mah-kee) is a classic party appetizer, proving that anything wrapped in bacon tastes good— even liver.
But you can opt
for scallops, shrimp, pineapple, or stuffed olives, instead of liver.
12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
12 ounces chicken livers, halved
12 whole water chestnuts, halved
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 teaspoon sugar
Rumaki begins with the marinade, of course: Combine soy sauce, ginger, sherry and sugar in a small bowl. Add the chicken livers and water chestnut pieces and marinate them in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
Place 1 chicken liver piece and 1 chestnut piece in the center of each bacon-half, wrap, and secure with a toothpick.
Broil: Place the Rumaki on a broiler pan or shallow baking pan and broil, about 5 or 6 inches from the heat, until the bacon is crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Or bake: Bake the appetizers in a 375° oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve hot. Makes 24 appetizers.