Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sautéed Goat Hearts (serves 2-3)



Recently I purchased a few young goat hearts from Sherrie, owner of Cracked an Egg Farm.  I had them in the freezer and today I decided to make this dish.  It was inspired by a beef tongue dish that I ate several times when I was in Panama years ago.   I have made a similar dish a few times in the past using beef tongue and they were as delicious as I had remembered.   If you do not have access to goat hearts you can use tongue instead.   The young goat hearts are very tender.   This dish is served with rice.  Thank you Sherrie for the tasty hearts!!

Ingredients:

3 young goat hearts (2-3 oz each, about 8-oz total), washed, trimmed off fat and sliced 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 C diced roasted red bell peppers
1/3 C diced roasted green bell peppers
1/4 C chopped onion
1/2 C Polish sauerkraut, washed and squeezed out the water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, smashed and finely chopped
1 small package of Sazón (Goya) con culantro y achiote*
A few pinches of black pepper
2 Tbsp of  fresh chopped cilantro

Method:

1) Heat oil in a medium size pan over medium high heat.
2) Once the pan is hot, add onion and garlic.  Saute for about 1 minute.
3) Add the goat hearts, saute for about 2 minutes.
4) Add peppers, sauerkraut and Sazón seasoning.  Saute for about 2-3 minutes.
5) Add black pepper and cilantro and turn off heat.

*Sazón (Goya) con culantro y achiote packages do contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) which can trigger headaches in some people.  You can substitute with a tablespoon of chicken powder instead. For color you can add annatto.  This is sold in the spice aisle or in ethnic food markets.

view from Swasey Park
(Exeter, NH, 2013)

Exeter, NH, 2013

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