Grilled Heart

Anticuchos is a common street food in Columbia.  The heart is a muscle and has a texture similar to other muscles though has a richness unlike other meats.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Marinade time: 2 hours to overnight

Grilling time: 10 – 15 minutes

Cooking utensils:

Covered Dish or Ziploc baggie for marinating







Marinade Mix

Olive oil – ¼ cup

California Chili, powdered – 2 teaspoons of the chili

Garlic – 1 teaspoon finely minced

Red Wine Vinegar – 2 tablespoons

Oregano – 1 teaspoon dried

Cumin, powdered –½ teaspoon

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Cube the heart uniformly into ¾” or 1” pieces.  Prepare the marinade mix and place the cubed heart into the mix.  Coat all the pieces well and let sit in a refrigerated environment for 2 hours to overnight.

Soak wooden skewers in water while the heart is marinating.

After marinating, skewer the heart pieces.  Grill the skewered heart over medium heat coals for 10 – 15 minutes.  Serve hot off the grill.