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Beef Heart in Nova

I live in south arlington, i was wondering if anyone knew where i could get my hands on some beef heart. Would your average Halaal Butcher have it?

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  1. Try Glebe Market or any other small Latino grocery store with a butcher

    1. I've seen beef hear at Shoppers Food Warehouse.

      1. Grand Marts tend to have it too.

        1. I see them (both pork and beef) at H mart and Lotte. I however don't know how to carve it up or prepare? How do people prepare heart?

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          1. re: Soup

            I like to prep heart by softening them up with a bottle of wine, some strawberries w/ sour cream and brown sugar, candle light, and a Sade CD . . . .

            1. re: drewpbalzac

              Alas, he passed away a few years back. Last time I saw him in this area was during the Reagan administration.

            2. re: Soup

              Most recipes call for you to peel the membrane and cut the tendons separating the chambers. My mom used to cook it for hours and serve it in a soup. I cut mine in thin strips and marinade in soy/ginger/mirin/sake/rice vinegar, and grill over charcoals. There's a Peruvian chicken place near me that serves them in a similar fashion. The method works well with gizzards also.

              http://projects.washingtonpost.com/re...

              http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

              1. re: monkeyrotica

                What's the Peruvian chicken place that serves beef heart? I think the OP was asking about a butcher but now I'm curious.

                1. re: KeithW

                  It's Su Pollo off Route 1. I haven't tried the antichucos, but the chicken is solid. They roast over charcoal.

                  http://www.supollorestaurant.com/menu...

                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/su-pollo-rest...

            3. Since all the good places were mentioned already, if you want to go an unconventional and kinda expensive route, polyface always seems to have beef heart in stock.

              1. I always see it at my local H Mart here in Maryland so I imagine a similar VA Asian market would have it. I have also recently seen lamb heart at Whole Foods if you're looking for that as well :)