Like, beef hearts. To grill and eat.
In looking into Primal/Paleo ways of eating, the concept of “offal” has come up a few times. I don’t enjoy liver the few times I’ve had it, but there has been a suggestion to cut it with ground beef, which I will try next time I make beef curry.
I also had heard that heart, since it is a muscle, is an easier thing to work with and may taste better. So, I sought out half a heart from a grass fed cow. Expensive compared to the steaks at the local crappy grocery store, but somewhat inexpensive compared to actual cuts of meat. The lovely butcher at The Meat Hook took the time to clean and prepare the heart, and then threw in the trimmings free! (those are destined for the stock pot.)
In hindsight, it might have been a better choice to mix the heart with other things, but I dove in, cut a small thin piece fromit, and simply grilled it with a little salt. About halfway through working with it, the whole “I am about to eat the heart of a formerly living creature” set in. This doesn’t happen with other cuts of meat. One bite, and I knew it was tender, and would probably taste good if I did not know what it was.
On the other hand, My partner really enjoyed it, and thought it was tender and tasty. He proceeded to grill the remainder of it, and ate it like a fine steak.
I think next time, I will try it slow braised, and/or in chili. So, it wasn’t disgusting enough to never have again. :)