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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie Stew Recipe

Sweetbreads are considered organ meats and are the delicate thymus gland and pancreas gland calves or lambs. Sweetbreads are available from respectable butchers. Bredie means stew in the South African language Afrikaans. Bredie ingredients include any combination of vegetables, meat, chutney and spices cooked into a rich gravy or stew. Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie is a twist on traditional Afrikaans Bredie recipes.

Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie Stew Recipe

Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie Stew Recipe
Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie 
photo by stuspivack

2 pounds veal sweetbreads soaked for two hours and rinsed well
1 cup canned puree pumpkin
1 cup any sliced mushrooms
1 small onion diced
1 cup sliced tomatoes
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cup cream
4 cups water

Take all the fat off sweetbreads; throw into boiling water; add one teaspoonful of salt and simmer 20 minutes, remove all skin and pick to medium size pieces. Put a tablespoonful of butter in a separate pan and let melt, add flour, onion and tomatoes then water and cream; stir until it boils, add sweetbreads, pumpkin and mushrooms salt and a little pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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