Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beef tongue

Well I was at my supermarket in the meat department and I passed a vacuumed pack cows tongue, now I have never tried this let alone cooked it but the foodie in me was whispering in my ear " take it home, take it home!" Two days later I mustered up the courage to open in and touch it (I was kind of scared) but once I touched it I was OK about it. I wanted so bad to go up to my 20 year old son Chris and run the beef tongue up the side of his face and make a slurping noise "slurrrppppppp" but I didn't want to tell him what it was until after he tried it.
I did a lot of research online to make sure I know what I was doing. Did you know you watch a video on how to make any food on youtube? Well after reading and watching videos for about a hour I felt comfortable to get started. I took the tongue and placed it in my corning ware cooking dish preheated the oven to 350 degrees then added salt, pepper, garlic, onions covered and cooked in the oven for 3 hours.

I let the tongue rest for about 10 minutes then peeled the taste buds ( it came off very easily).Once I did that it looked just like your basic beef roast, I took 2 forks and shredded the meat which was very very tender then I closed my eyes and took a bite Wow!!!!! it was so tender it tastes just like a beef roast all that anxiety over nothing. I gave some to Chris but didn't tell him until after he was finished... he just shrugged and mumbled "It was good". Oh well, so people if you see beef tongue in your market give it a whirl you might be pleasantly surprised.