100 Favorite Dishes: Anticuchos From Taurus Steakhouse

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

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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