Am I kidding? Actually… no I am not. BUT what is important is to know where this tongue comes from. This is the second year that we get 1/8 to 1/4 of a cow from a local farm, so I feel comfortable with other less typical parts such as a cow tongue. What is the end result taste of cow tongue? Depending on how you cook it, as long as it boils for a while, it is a very tender meat that easily grabs the sauce it cooks in. Actually this would be perfect to use as pulled beef, but in this recipe I am creating it with a tomato based sauce.
1 cow tongue
FOR THE STEW
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 chopped onion
3 chopped garlic cloves
10 diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 bunch of parsley
1 diced carrot
2 cups of beef stock
cooked cow tongue sliced
- Wash the cow tongue with cold water.
- In a pressure cooker add the tongue and cover it with water and add salt.
- Close the pressure cooker tightly and let it cook for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and wait until the …. stops prior to removing it.
- Let it cool then remove the tongue and clean it all until you see nothing but the meat.
- Meanwhile heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions and garlic until golden.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for a good 40 minutes.
- Add the sliced tongue, cover it a let it simmer for 20 more minutes.
- Serve immediately with some rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.