Grilled Beef Heart

Serves 4.
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Beef heart sliced thinly and grilled perfectly.


1 whole beef heart (about 2 pounds)
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Polenta or other starch

Gremolata: (From my short rib ragu recipe)

1 clove garlic, minced
1 lemon zest and 1/2 of the juice
1/4 Cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil


1) Take your whole heart and, with a sharp knife, go over both sides of it removing any sinewy parts including skin and tendons.  You should be left with a uniform piece of meat that resembles a very lean steak.

2) Cut the heart steak into 1/2 inch slices.  Drizzle on some olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.

3) Grill heart strips on high heat for about 3 minutes per side for medium rare.  Once the steaks come off the grill, let them rest for a few minutes before serving.  Cover them with foil to keep them warm.

4) Mix gremolata ingredients together ahead of time and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes (30 would be good).

5) Serve a few heart strips over a starch (like polenta).  Top with gremolata.