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Aug 21, 2012 06:25 AM

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?

          5 Replies
          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.



              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.



            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.