Brains Sofrito

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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  • 3 sets calf’s brains or 6 sets lamb’s brains
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar


Soak the brains in water acidulated with a little vinegar for 1 hour. Remove the thin outer membranes and wash under cold running water. Drain well. Separate each brain into two or four parts, depending on whether calf’s or lamb’s brains are used.

In a pan, heat the oil with ½ teacup water, the garlic, sliced celery if used, turmeric and lemon juice. Add salt an