Monday, February 23, 2009

Not so Awful Offal

After a weekend of cutting and dragging wood, a hearty meal is what one needs. My neighbour is a deer hunter and he gave us a heart (which I had frozen). Since I'm a carnivore and have tried ostrich (in Florida), moose (in Labrador) and frog's legs (in France), I figured I was game to try it.


I found a recipe on the Internet that called for marinating the heart in red wine, spices, garlic and onion.


Then we cut it into strips, dredged it in flour and pan fried it.


Once I got over the "I am going to be grossed out" thing, the hart's heart actually tasted pretty good.

5 comments:

Addison Dewitt said...

You should have served this on Valentine's Day, sister.

Newsman said...

Oh, deer!
Did you have to show the lumberjack?

Why Oxbow? said...

The lumberjack and the chef were the best things about this post. I hunted for many years (although mostly birds) until I discovered that I really didn't like killing things and once killed, I didn't care much for eating it. That said, I wolfed (hee hee) down the wild boar at Authentica.

Did it taste like beef heart or pork heart? Did you happen to notice if there was significant coronary artery disease and, therefore, the deer might have been spared a painful death by myocardial infarction?

Lady Di said...

Wow, you are so brave to try eating new things.

Knatolee said...

Wow! It reminds me of squid!!

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