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The thymus gland (known as throat sweetbread) and the pancreas (stomach sweetbread), especially of the calf and lamb (although beef sweetbreads are sometimes eaten), are considered delicacies and are rich in mineral elements and vitamins. The pancreas is generally preferred to the thymus. Sweetbreads are highly perishable and, immediately after removal from refrigeration, should be soaked and parboiled, then creamed, curried, braised, or otherwise prepared for serving.
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You should try not to peel off the fine membrane that holds the sweetbread together.
OFFAL - I love it but my wife hates it, and when we're eating out and there are kidneys, livers or sweetbreads on the menu it's always what I'll order.
That ended the sweetbread production until 1984, when a bartender offered to come up with a new and refined recipe for the favorite local food.
If you dare, the sweetbread, in particular, brings you to Lyon.
WELSH RACK OF LAMB, SLOW COOKED LAMB BREAST, LAMB SWEETBREADS, PEARL BARLEY RISOTTO, SPRING ONIONS AND BROAD BEANS Ingredients For the pearl barley risotto: 1kg pearl barley 1litre lamb stock half a lemon For the risotto Cook pearl barley in lamb stock, season with salt and lemon juice For the sweetbreads 100g sweetbreads 500ml water 2 eggs 200g breadcrumbs 200g flour Method Bring water to the boil, add sweetbreads and simmer for 8 minutes.
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I am using it in a new dish that is in progress at the moment: a veal sweetbread, studded with black garlic," the Telegraph quoted Claude Bosi, the head chef of Hibiscus, the Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair, as saying.
Welcome to the deluded world of Heston Blumenthal, the haute cuisine super-cook who vowed to reverse the iconic roadside diner's sad spiral of decline by serving up such down-to-earth dishes as hot pot with oysters, lamb tongue and thyroid sweetbread - and the even more hilariously inappropriate scrambled egg with Lapsang Souchong teainfused smoked salmon.
Susan falls into the category of hating offal and it's not for the want of trying, she often tries a slice of liver, a nugget of sweetbread and even a piece of kidney, and no matter how it's cooked its always declared disgusting.