Pastured Beef Sweetbreads
Besides its amazing flavor and texture, sweetbread is nearly impossible to overcook. Unlike a slab of liver, you can sear the exterior of sweetbread to your heart's content, without worrying about the interior turning chewy and tough. Your cooking timeframe, in other words, is extremely forgiving and long—minutes long, rather than tens of seconds.
The only real concern? What flavors to pair with this dish of crispy, tender thymus and pancreas glands. Keep it simple: something sour, like lemon or capers, with good salt and freshly ground black pepper. The acidic component will be a nice foil for the richness of the glands. Serve with fresh vegetables, preferably those that are creamy and nub-like too, like fava beans and peas.
All of our beef products are sourced from Avenales Ranch on California's Central Coast. This beef is 100% grass fed, grass finished, free range, grain free, beyond organic, ethically and humanely treated, and sustainably raised. The Primal Pastures team has visited the locations to verify that all standards are being upheld.
Average 10oz package.