sweetbread


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sweetbread

an abattoir expression for calf thymus.

gut sweetbread
pancreas.
true sweetbread
thymus.
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Sweetbreads are a chef's favourite offal, and are the most luxurious.
Pan fry sweetbreads for four minutes, place risotto on plate.
While still warm, take out the sweetbreads one at a time and remove the membrane by peeling it off.
Tickets for Roadmetal, Sweetbread cost pounds 9 by phoning 024 7652 4524.
Since the suckling pig foray, I've enjoyed a number of adventures with offal - a friend serving up pigs' hearts stuffed with parsley and sage; breadcrumbed sweetbreads at a French restaurant; and my own laborious attempt at turning sheep's lungs, heart and liver into haggis.
4 lamb cutlets, 4 lamb kidneys, 4 lamb sweetbread, 4 small pieces of trimmed leg
There is little in the word sweetbread that implies its true identity.
Starters include Stilton souffle with dandelion, rocket and hazelnut dressing, and mains feature roast rack of lamb with caramelised sweetbread.
Gland - for that is what a sweetbread is - would not be appropriate on the menu.
The reason for this collection was purely practical - at the time I could only purchase a whole Ronaldsay lamb; therefore I opted, among other things, to roast the leg, stuff the breast with a stuffing comprising shallot, courgette and sweetbread, and fry the escalopes, and so forth.
Head chef Marzio Zacchi offers such delights as fresh ribbon pasta with lamb sweetbread and sage sauce, or mackerel fillet with a caper and onion sauce.