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So you take a tip from a mner and end up with a 2.5 kilo heart sat in your kitchen

(116 Posts)
Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 18:58:52

"They are quite big" said the butcher when I ordered it, all full of optimisim after the cheap beef cuts thread.

Well she wasn't bloody wrong.

Just look at the huge offally bastard.

Tonight I am going to attempt to turn half of it into a ragu, but after that, well I'm open to suggestions.

Google post heart purchase says that even slow cooked it's not very nice. No wonder it only cost 4 quid.

Cook or feed to the dog?

Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 18:59:20

playo vet riding a unicorn is for scale purposes

ewww that is nasty!

sorry, i shouldn't really have clicked on this, being a vegetarian n all! lol

still, £4 is great, and if it is actually nice then you're onto a winner

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

belgo Wed 09-Nov-11 19:00:24

grin love the playmobil

belgo Wed 09-Nov-11 19:01:23

I dissected a pig's heart for biology class years ago.

belledechocchipcookie Wed 09-Nov-11 19:01:45

I'd feed it to the dog (or dissect it and use it for a biology lesson). There's no way I'd eat that, sorry.

Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 19:03:29

£4 for 2.5 kg and nice will be the biggest meat bobby bargain of the century.
Train of thought was it's a muscle right, any old scraggy slow cooked muscle comes up trumps. Apparently not so much with the heart. No fat in it.

grin @ snow white's step mother

Hassled Wed 09-Nov-11 19:04:13

I think tonight is the night your DCs get an important lesson in anatomy. I don't know how old they are but this may well be their pathway to G&T in Science. Treat it as laboratory material, identify the left ventricle, and then the dog gets lucky.

vixsatis Wed 09-Nov-11 19:04:54

To make a v unhelpful comment, lambs' hearts are nicer.

However, the purchase was worth it for the photo alone- the playmobile person looks as though it will deal with the thing. I would be inclined to freeze the other half for another day, then cook it incredibly slowly with loads of carrots, onions and celery in red wine. Try adding a curl of orange peel or a squeeze of orange juice.

Should turn out ok

That is the most surreal picture I've seen in a long time grin

Sorry, I've got no useful heart cooking advice being veggie but you made me smile

vixsatis Wed 09-Nov-11 19:06:38

You could do very educational scientific activities, then cook it

Sparklingbrook Wed 09-Nov-11 19:08:11

I took a tip from a fellow mner and ended up making a yummy Marmalade cake. I must have struck lucky. grin

TrinityRhino Wed 09-Nov-11 19:09:05

that is a very obscure picture lol

dp would love to have that

I on the other hand would not

dp would make a stew with it and love every single bit of it

D0G Wed 09-Nov-11 19:11:47

Brilliant only on mumsnet would you see playmobil scaling a heart

HerdOfTinyElephants Wed 09-Nov-11 19:12:04

Lambs' hearts are yummy when slow cooked. Beef hearts are larger (as you've found) and hence more tricky, but I see no reason they shouldn't also be yummy.

D0G Wed 09-Nov-11 19:12:44

Reallly grin at ^ Treat it as laboratory material, identify the left ventricle, and then the dog gets lucky^

Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 19:13:00

vixsatis, cannot freeze it as it came to me frozen. So need to cook it all in the next day or so, or give to dog.

hassled yy am v excited about rediscovering bicuspid and tricuspid valves. On the g&t front there is little hope as upon revealing the organ with "this is a cow's heart" dd1 (7) asked "what is it then?" hmm

er "a cow's heart"

QuintessentialShadow Wed 09-Nov-11 19:15:03

I have never before seen a heart with a playmobile jesus riding on a unicorn.

Have a heart!

(oh no, you have got one. No, scrap that, you have TWO)

pmsl

sorry

Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 19:17:14

hahaha QS

and that's not jesus but the lady vet with stethoscope [contextually appropriate]

tabulahrasa Wed 09-Nov-11 19:17:50

Has the playmobile person got a stethoscope? If they can't tell from there whether it's beating or not I can't really see that helping?

activate Wed 09-Nov-11 19:17:55

surely you need to buy other meats and use it to pad out pies and the like

look at the all the veins and stuff though

slubber... you can cook it and then freeze

Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 19:20:05

yup activate, that was part of the plan, to chop it up and add it to stuff. But can't refreeze it again raw sadly.

Slubberdegullion Wed 09-Nov-11 19:20:59

yes can cook and freeze but cook it how? Slow braised method was the plan but Guardian man said no. not nice.

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