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How long it takes to boil pork heart

Pork heart

Soak pork heart in cold water for 10 minutes. Cut blood coagulas and veins and boil for 1.5 hours. When starting boiling you should scum the foam, replace water every half an hour with new boiling water.

Pieces of pork heart shall be boiled for 50 minutes.

Boiling pork heart in a steamer takes 2 hours.

How to boil pork heart

Pork heart - 500 gram (1 piece)
Water - 3-4 glasses plus 3 glasses 250 ml for the replacing of water
Salt - half a teaspoon
Bay leaf - 2-3 leaves
Black peppercorn - 5-7 peas

Preparation of heart for boiling
1. Rinse pork heart with running water. Pour 3-4 liters of water in a pan, put heart and leave it for 10 minutes to soften blood coagulas. Pour out the water.
2. Cut out larger veins, cut excess fat.
3. To speed up the process of heart boiling cut it into small pieces, but it is better to boil it as a whole to keep taste and juiciness.

How to boil pork heart
1. Pour water with 3-4 glasses of water and put it on fire. Bring to boiling, scum foam with a skimmer, boil for 10 minutes and replace water with new boiling water.
2. To prevent heart from sticking to the bottom or walls turn, it over 3-4 times in the beginning of boiling.
3. Boil pork heart after boiling for another 30 minutes, decreasing heat - the water should be simmering.
4. After 30 minutes replace water with new one, add spices and boil for another 20-30 minutes.
5. Add salt 15 minutes before the end of boiling to prevent heart from hardening.
6. Strain broth; clean the pan and the heart of scum.
7. Return broth to the pan, put heart and cool heart in the broth.

How to cook pork heart in a steamer
1. After advance preparation, the heart should be cut into thin fillets.
2. Lay them on a steamer grid evenly. Pour water into the steamer.
3. Pork heart boiling in a steamer takes 2 hours.

Some pieces of advices on boiling

- When boiling pork heart you need a lot of boiling water, so while you're replacing water do not waste your time on waiting until it boils. It is recommended to boil a full pot for replacing water, or boil a separate pan of water into which you would put heart when the time comes.

- Half an hour before the end of the boiling add some onions, carrots or roots to your liking into the pan so the heart and the broth will acquire vegetables flavors. Take into consideration the fact that heart especially "absorbs" carrot's sweetness.

- To make sure heart will not go dry after boiling, it is recommended to cool it and store directly in the broth in which it has been boiling. If you need to cut hot heart, for example for a salad, you should rinse it under cold water and cut it right after.

- You can store pork heart in a fridge, in a pan of broth for 3 days. You can store boiled pork heart in freezer compartment for up to one month from the moment of boiling.

- During boiling, the weight of heart stays the same. Average weight of one byproduct is 400-700 gram.

- You can cook stewed vegetables and cereals (rice, buckwheat) in the remaining water.

Stewed pork heart recipe

Ingredients of stewed pork heart dish:
pig heart - 3 medium-sized hearts,
Carrots - 1 large,
Onion - 1 head,
Processed cheese - 150 grams,
Tomato paste / tomatoes - 2 tablespoons / 1 large tomato,
Flour - 1 tablespoon,
Salt and spices - to taste.

Stewed pork heart recipe
Clean onions and carrots, chop onions, rub the carrot on a coarse grater. Rinse the hearts, remove the pellicle, cut it into slices. Fry the onions for 2 minutes, add a carrot, then add pig hearts, salt it and mix well. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add flour, tomato paste / crushed tomatoes and spices. Add half a cup of water, simmer for 40 minutes. Add processed cheese, stir it, simmer for another 20 minutes.

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