Beef Tongue

    3 hours 5 minutes

    Tongue is a sadly neglected food in this country though it is a common delicacy in Asia and America. Do try it - you'll be surprised how good it is. Especially good on sandwiches with mustard.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 beef tongue
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours5min 

    1. Place the tongue in a stockpot with the salt and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until the outer skin begins to peel off, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Peel off the thick outer skin, and serve.

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    This is an old good recipe! One suggestion: right after it is ready, place the tongue in a pot with cold water for a minute - the skin will be much easier to peel off. Serve it with horseradish. Delicious!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. Very good. Like others I added a couple bay leaves, about 10 whole peppercorns, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, and 1 chopped onion.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Something else. I like ox tongue too. this is a good recipe. I used to eat ox tongue a lot when I was in Hong Kong. We usually serve it with curry and rice. One suggestion I would like to make about the marinate is to use beef stock, onion, cabbage, salt, carrot and have the tongue boil in it for 3 hours. My one problem is that the inside of the tongue does not have too much taste because the tongue is so big and it is hard for the favor to get through.  -  29 Sep 2008