Definition of sweetbread
: the thymus or pancreas of a young animal (such as a calf) used for food
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But most people opt for more: sweetbread piccata or short ribs with fresh horseradish.
So did the thymus glands, better known as sweetbreads.
And this isn't just your average collection of cubed beef; get ready for gnarly cuts like brains, tongue, sweetbreads and gizzards.
One verdant sea of mizuna, dill, chervil and parsley had Parmesan, plus a splash of lemony soy sauce to complement the dish’s crowning touch: tender, crusty tatsuta-age (deep-fried) sweetbreads.
There’s no better introduction to the Jack’s Wife Freda cookbook’s peri peri repertoire than the sweetbreads (cow brain soaked in milk and garlic, then battered and fried), immersed in a moat of rich, spicy, peri peri gravy.
The sweetbread is distributed internationally, mainly to businesses.
Veal sweetbreads are fried to a crisp and served in a broth meant to evoke the flavors of bun bo Hue, a classic spicy noodle soup made with pig’s blood and trotters.
Not to mention bollito misto, the more stubborn parts of meat brought to heel by being boiled in a delicious broth for hours, or the intriguing finanziera, a hearty stew made from sweetbreads, testicles, and chicken parts, gamy-flavored and refined.
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Definition of sweetbread for English Language Learners
: a part (called the pancreas) of a young cow or sheep that is eaten as food
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