If you love kidney, this makes a quick and easy hot light lunch. I usually use pork kidneys but I tried ox kidney today and it worked well, though the kidney was tougher than usual so I may need to experiment with cooking them longer.



4 lambs kidneys or 2 pork kidneys
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
1 heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard
60ml fortified wine (Masala or port both work well)
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 heaped teaspoon chopped chives (optional)
2 x 2cm thick slices granary bread


  1. Remove any white bits from the kidneys and cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan then gently fry the onion until it’s soft but not coloured.
  3. Add the kidneys and fry for a few minutes until they’re browned.
  4. Add the Worcester sauce, mustard, Marsala and tomato puree to the pan. Stir until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
  5. Leave the kidney mixture to reduce slightly for approximately 2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, toast the bread.
  7. If you’re using chives, stir them into the kidney mixture then divide the mixture equally between the two slices of toast.
  8. Serve on its own or with a side salad.