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Beef Heart in Nova

brokestudenthu Aug 21, 2012 06:25 AM

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. agarnett100 RE: brokestudenthu Aug 21, 2012 06:59 AM

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

    1. monkeyrotica RE: brokestudenthu Aug 21, 2012 09:02 AM

      I've seen beef hear at Shoppers Food Warehouse.

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        PollyG RE: brokestudenthu Aug 21, 2012 08:25 PM

        Grand Marts tend to have it too.

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          Soup RE: brokestudenthu Aug 23, 2012 11:14 AM

          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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            drewpbalzac RE: Soup Aug 23, 2012 11:40 AM

            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
              flavrmeistr RE: drewpbalzac Nov 29, 2012 07:14 AM

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

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              monkeyrotica RE: Soup Nov 29, 2012 08:59 AM

              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
                KeithW RE: monkeyrotica Nov 29, 2012 08:17 PM

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

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                  monkeyrotica RE: KeithW Nov 30, 2012 04:18 AM

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



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              takadi RE: brokestudenthu Nov 27, 2012 05:30 PM

              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. fldhkybnva RE: brokestudenthu Nov 30, 2012 04:24 AM

                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 :)

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