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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

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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

thisisyesterday Wed 09-Nov-11 19:00:09

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

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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

MissTinaTeaspoon Wed 09-Nov-11 19:06:00

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

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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

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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)



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

thisisyesterday Wed 09-Nov-11 19:19:09

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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