Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sweetbread

Time to get back to the core activities of the Rebel Rivers Canoe Club: cooking and watching people cook. There have been many elegant meals prepared on the riverbanks of Middle Tennessee, but nothing says RRCC like its signature dish of homemade, southern-style sweetbreads.

Sweetbread is the culinary term for the thymus gland (in the throat) and the pancreas (near the stomach) taken from calves, lambs or pigs. The OED cites the first appearance of sweetbread in print in 1565. In 1578, The Historie of Man had this description: "A certaine Glandulous part, called Thimus, which in Calues...is most pleasaunt to be eaten. I suppose we call it the sweete bread." But here at the RRCC we call them like we see them and therefore we call this appetizer "goat balls." Which may cause some confusion to those outside the Club since testicles used in cooking are known as sweetmeat, not sweetbread.

The first appearance of sweetbread on an RRCC trip was May 25, 2004, on the East Fork of the Stones River when it was introduced to the membership by Jim Myers. Here is a picture of that pleasaunt delicacy just after it was caught but before Jim worked his magic.















Sweetbreads must be trimmed first, tubes and gristle cut off, then soaked until they are white, blanched for a few minutes, skin and nerves removed and pressed between two boards with a small weight on top to shape them nicely. Here is an actual field demonstration of the meat separation process:















After the membranes are removed, Jim gently saut├ęs the meat in butter with shallots, garlic and white wine.

8 comments:

Tuckassee said...

Rob H may be in OH all next week. If not, I'm there.

Anonymous said...

Hi sexy girls | sexy webcam videos | live chat
xanax cheap xanax buy xanax online phentermine buy phentermine online phentermine cheap tramadol buy tramadol online tramadol cheap levaquin buy levaquin online levaquin cheap lnorvasc buy sex online babe online casino online casino online
lroulette online blackjack online lpoker online phentermine online xanax xanax buy phentermine phentermine buy phentermine cheap | live chat
for fun

Anonymous said...

Hi
best chat
Good job.....thanks.....Must be a reason to find friends in your area! Try my page....
G'night

Anonymous said...

Hi all!. Use this BD search Find all you need in your area!
for fun

Anonymous said...

Hi all!. Use this search engine for best result: TFOsearch Find all you need in your area!
for fun

Anonymous said...

It's a real show............ Try to find sexy partner in your area !
- JOIN FREE - After free registration you can have unlimited access to the huge adult source.
ATTANTION ! Adult only !...... http://meetfriendny.tripod.com
You won’t believe your eyes, see the World’s best girls HERE!

Anonymous said...

Hello
All have other problems... Many have a health... But, unless probably to refuse a female body?
Welcome to sexy teens | movie pages | picture pages | webcam movie | adult friend finder.
Here pages devoted to health are published.
It is the large search robot, which can help to receive this or that information and as to get this or that goods! Tramadol | Phentermine | Buy Xanax | Xanax and all that is necessary.
See you soon!

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.sarvajal.com]viagra[/url]