100 Favorite Dishes: Anticuchos From Taurus Steakhouse

As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 87: Anticuchos from Taurus Steakhouse

The Peruvian street food anticuchos is a dish with magnetic properties -- you're either instantly attracted to or completely repelled by it. The grilled chunks of meat are actually beef hearts. But if they're rendered properly -- like the ones at Taurus Steakhouse in Tamarac -- they taste more like fine tenderloin than gamey offal. At Taurus, the anticuchos come in kebab-sized pieces, marinated in cumin and garlic and grilled to a satisfying char. Picked off long wooden skewers and dunked in a half-dozen Peruvian sauces, the result is powerfully beefy, like how the adrenaline-filled flesh of a prized fighting bull might taste after battle. Peruvians clamor for the organ meat, and for good reason: You take a bite of the snappish flesh and imagine that it's somehow imparting upon you the very essence of that magnificent creature. It's an experience so intoxicating, it borders on the spiritual.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 88: Goat cheese cheesecake from Satoro
No. 89: Pink vanilla cupcake from House of Sweets
No. 90: Skirt steak executive lunch from Beefeater Steakhouse
No. 91: Baby bok choy from Marumi Sushi
No. 92: Beer muenster cheese soup from Big Bear
No. 93: Chopped pork sandwich from Georgia Pig
No. 94: Cannoli from Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza
No. 95: Cheeseburger from Le Tub
No. 96: LaSpada's Italian special hoagie
No. 97: Frito Misto from Sublime
No. 98: Chicharron tacos from Tacos al Carbon
No. 99: Primanti Bros. sandwich
No. 100: Chicken wings from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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