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Heart for valentine's day, to brine or not to brine?

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Does anyone have any advice about brining a beef heart. Any great recipe ideas?

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  1. Heart benefits from a "low and slow" method of cooking, so any brining that you do to the meat will likely be futile. Concoct a good braising liquid (red wine-based, I'd assume), and add some onions, carrots, potatoes, a good bit of thyme, et cetera. Best of luck!

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    1. I had a good Argentinian recipe for grilled kabobs that used a marinade of oil, vinegar, roast cumin, garlic. Quick cooking worked fine on the grill with the meat in 3/4" cubes.

      1. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

        1. I mean absolutely no disrespect here but this is one of the most hysterical meal ideas I've heard in a long time. Utter evil genius. Enjoy!

          1. Way to play up the theme there! I'm impressed!

            1. I'm glad you 'got it'. I really do need the food advice but the theme is most definitely seasoned with a bit of black humor (not available at Penzey's)

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              1. re: dumoyer2

                So, more like the Arsenio Hall show, then? Wait, no. Not like the Arsenio Hall show...

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                1. re: dumoyer2

                  I think you can push this farther. Hearts of palm salad, artichoke heart side dish of some sort...

                  But really, the stroke of brilliance is the heart itself. It's just so wrong.