Beef Heart with Chimichurri Sauce

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  • 1 beef heart (ideally grassfed)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley (packed)
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves (packed)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped shallots
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 cup sherry wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Cut the fat, vessels and fascial layer off the beef heart & throw them away. (See video above for demonstration). Cut remaining heart meat into kebab sized cubes.
  • Put the heart cubes in small casserole dish. Sprinkle liberally with salt & pepper .
  • Put the herbs, garlic and shallots in a food processor, along with ¼ cup olive oil. Pulse to blend.
  • Add remaining olive oil and rest of ingredients & pulse to blend well (but don’t puree.)
  • Pour 1 cup of the sauce into a glass measuring cup and put in the fridge until later.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the heart cubes and toss to blend. Marinate in the fridge a minimum of 2 hours and up to 24 hours. I did 8 hours, and it was delicious.
  • When ready to cook, preheat gas grill for 10 minutes on high & then turn the heat down to medium. (If you don’t have a grill, you can sauté the meat in a skillet.)
  • Remove reserved sauce from the fridge, to allow it to come to room temperature. Stir with a fork to blend, before serving.
  • Cook the heart cubes 4 minutes per side and serve with small bowl of fresh sauce for dipping.