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Lambs hearts

  • crofty76 on Friday, 4th January 2008

    I boil lambs hearts as a treat for my dog, I do reserve some of the juice afterwards (for the dog for a bit of gravy) but was wondering if I could clean it up and use it for stock in soups or other meals. Would the taste be too strong? Any ideas on this and any ideas on how I would go about 'cleaning up' the stock.

    Your advise much appreciated.

    Crofty.

  • Message 2. Posted by sueturnersmith on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    When I was a child my mother used to stuff lambs hears to feed us! And very tasty they were, too.

  • Message 3. Posted by earthmaiden on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    We used to have stuffed hearts too ... what a lucky dog!

    You could use the juice as component in gravy for any robust food I would have thought. As for 'cleaning up' - not sure what you mean. Straining through fine nylon sieve or muslin should produce a clear liquid.

  • Message 4. Posted by maria the minx on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    we used to have them too, so seems your dogs are not only lucky but retro too! i think the stock would be lovely, and the 'lumps' can just be strained or left and perhaps zapped with a blender if they were very unsightly. i'm hungry again now smiley - ok

  • Message 5. Posted by Lindsay on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    We often have roast stuffed lamb's hearts for a mid week roast, gorgeous.

  • Message 6. Posted by crofty76 on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    Thanks for your ideas guys, what were your hearts stuffed with?

    I will strain the liquid and use for us, maybe even try them stuffed!

    I must admit, they do smell good!

    Thanks

    Crofty

  • Message 7. Posted by Sloe-Gin on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    We used to have them too, stuffed with sage and onion stuffing (not Paxo!!) Lucky dogs.........

  • Message 8. Posted by Grasshopper on Friday, 4th January 2008 permalink

    My last 2 dogs loved offal. We would get them some once in a while as a treat.

    smiley - biggrin
    Grasshopper

  • Message 9. Posted by chicken_hot_pot on Saturday, 5th January 2008 permalink

    My dog would love them too, but she wouldn't have a chance before we'd had our fill first smiley - laugh

    Cheers,
    c_h_p.

  • Message 10. Posted by Discontinued on Saturday, 5th January 2008 permalink

    I used to eat not only lambs hearts but pigs hearts too, either boiled, stuffed and roasted or sliced and casseroled. Got me through many a lean patch when I was at university and skint, or just starting out in the world of work. If I cooked them now, I'd pretend they were for the cats, then sneak one onto a plate for myself !

  • Message 11. Posted by Lindsay on Saturday, 5th January 2008 permalink

    I stuff lamb's hearts with home made parsley and thyme stuffing, roast, with potatoes, for about an hour, make a nice thick gravy with the pan juices.

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