Liver Steak

Pork Liver in Soy Sauce and Calamansi Juice

Recipe by :  Ariel Jasa,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines

My Liver Steak recipe is made from pork liver and cooked like the Bistek, a beef dish flavored with a soy sauce and calamansi sauce.

I use the pork intead of the beef liver because I like the texture better, but you could do it in beef or chicken liver, whichever you prefer.

Growing up,  I would always hear my mom saying that liver is a good source of iron, good for those with anemia.

It is an acquired taste (and texture), not for everyone.  My sisters would not eat them unless they come in a can (liver spread).

Liver is one ingredient that has to be cooked quickly, otherwise, it will be rubbery, chewy and tough.


  • Pork Liver
  • Knorr Beef Cube or Beef Broth


  • Soy Sauce
  • Calamansi
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cooking Oil


  • 1/4 kg. Pork Liver (sliced thinly)

    Marinade :
  • 6 pcs. med. size calamansi
  • 3  tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 clvs. garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper

  • 1 large White onion (cut into rings, separated)
  • 1/2 cup Water or Chicken or Beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

1   Prick the liver with a fork so it will absorb the marinade flavor better.

2   Prepare the marinade  of soy sauce, calamansi, pepper and garlic in a resealable plastic bag and add the liver pieces, refrigerate for at least an hour.

3   Remove the liver from the marinade and set both aside.

4   Using medium high heat, fry the onion rings for about 1 minute to slightly cook then take them out of the pan.

5   Using the same pan,  fry the liver for about 2 minutes per side, making sure not to overcrowd so the liver will fry and not steam.

6   Add the marinade liquid with the broth and bring to a boil.

7   Serve on a platter with steamed white rice, topped with the fried onion rings.

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