There is nothing like a family classic food—the perfect way to celebrate a big weekend. And one family classic dish that I love is my mom’s Lengua Estofada. Yes! Braised Ox Tongue-love it or hate it! Ok– I have to confess, when I was a child, I did not like biting cow’s tongue. But as years passed by, I learned to appreciate this delightful dish-take a bite and you will love it too !
The dish is of Hispanic in origin. The tongue is slowly cooked in tomatoes until ‘melts-in-your-tongue-tender”. Cow or Bull’s tongue is widely used in Mexican (burritos and tacos)and European Cuisines—So, this is not exotic or unusual at all. It’s just that some people prefer not to eat good stuff !
- To clean the tongue, Rub tongue with salt to remove the shiny substance, rinse well. Boil with enough water and vinegar for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and scrape the white coating. Rinse well
- Try serving Lengua Estofada with fried potatoes and melba toasts -Yummy !
- Beef tongue is high in fat–Which means FLAVOR ! who cares about calories and amount of fat– It is Good Stuff, enough said.