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Beef heart

shouzen May 11, 2014 07:21 AM

Just how far will I have to travel from La Jolla to find raw beef heart?

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  1. DiningDiva RE: shouzen May 11, 2014 08:16 AM

    Check the nearest Mexican market, which is probably Clairmont.

    Talk to either Latin Chef or Q'ro to see if they are doing antichucho on their menu and ask if they'll sell you however much you need

    If all else fails, Iowa Meat Farms can get it, but you have to buy the whole heart.

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      zackly RE: shouzen May 11, 2014 08:30 AM

      just curious, how do you prepare it? I bought some once (my supermarket stocks it) because I read it's the "secret ingredient" to some famous hot dog joint's chili.It did make it very beefy tasting.

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        shouzen RE: zackly May 11, 2014 10:41 PM

        As honkman mentioned, I want to try making it anticucho-style. All the versions I've had in Peru have ranged from very good to amazing.

        I've had it a lot as thin slices, but the giant hunks of heart I've been eating have been remarkably tender.

      2. paulj RE: shouzen May 11, 2014 08:50 AM


        1. honkman RE: shouzen May 11, 2014 09:34 AM

          Talk with the guys at the WF meat counter - they are willing to order stuff, e.g. before they expanded their selection they didn't have pork belly but were willing to order (your trip to Peru seems to be inspiring)

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            wanker RE: shouzen May 12, 2014 08:18 AM

            Zion Market provides a good selection of offal cuts.

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              shouzen RE: shouzen May 25, 2014 06:04 PM

              Update: checked out the Mexican market on Clairemont and they don't have beef heart. Will try WF and Zion next.

              1. paulj RE: shouzen May 25, 2014 06:51 PM

                Looks like there's a 99Ranch on the other side of I805

                99 Ranch Market
                7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #112, San Diego, CA

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