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Apr 20, 2009 08:46 AM

sweetbreads in houston

Anyone know where to buy sweetbreads in or around Houston? thanks.

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  1. I had sweetbreads at Feast during a tasting menu. They change the menu daily, but I think if you call them they will fix just about anything as long as you give them enough notice. You can also get sweetbreads at a lot of french restaurants. I think Mockingbird Bistro, and Brasserie Max & Julie serve them.

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    1. re: danhole

      I think janaka meant where can you buy them to prepare by yourself at home.

      1. re: SQHD

        I'm not too sure about that, but after googling it I did see something about mexican sweetbreads at Mi Tenda In Pasadena. Now I know you can get sweetbreads at taco trucks, but it sounded like you could buy these to take home and cook. Other than that I am clueless. Wish someone else would chime in here! Maybe your mexican meat markets would be a good place to start looking.

        1. re: danhole

          MiTenda belongs to HEB. They're just marketing to a different community.

          1. re: GlobalFoodie

            I did know that and that would be a good place to start if it's close to the OP. If not, then what Texan 361 said!

    2. I know some HEB's in Corpus Christi and San Antonio sell them, you may want to call any Houston area HEBs and ask if they have them or can get them for you. We do not have a bbq cookout without sweetbreads (mojellas) on the grill. Here is my method of cooking them if you would like to try them grilled.

      I first boil them in a rolling boil for 30 mins - 1 hour depending on how tender you want them. This method of boiling them 1st also removes the tissue and excess fat from the sweetbreads.

      I then cut them into half palm sized pieces or a little bigger (some pieces may already be this size or smaller)

      I then season them with my fav spices and seasonings, pretty much your choice

      I throw them directly on the grill on a medium heat until they start browning and getting crispy, I usually cook them until fully brown and crispy

      I serve them in a corn tortilla with cilantro, onion, lime, and salsa. Very delicious!

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      1. re: Texans361


        Apologies for the "interruption", but we've removed some posts that discuss how to cook sweetbreads, rather than where to find them locally. If posters want to discuss how to cook them further, please start a thread on the Home Cooking board.

        Thank you.

      2. I know the Kroger on Wirt rd @ Westview sells them to prepare...

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          1. Tacumbara Taco Truck at Canino's Produce market on Airline Drive has terrific sweetbreads which she prepares and serves on tortillas.

            My guess is that she would give you some that are cleaned to take home and prepare.