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Boiled Beef Tongue

June 18th, 2016 in Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Main Dishes, Tips, Advices & How-to by
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Total cooking time: 3h 30min
Boiled Beef Tongue

Boiled beef tongue is one of foods I love from the childhood, I love the taste, and it also is nutritious and easily digestible and is a good source of protein.

Boiled beef tongue is a perfect dish on its own, that is you can serve it with a side. But it can be also used for sandwiches, or be sliced into a salad, or be used in further cooking.

Now, cooking time for beef tongue will vary greatly depending on it size and age. It will be anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. So start testing readiness at about 2 hours mark of boiling.

Broth prepared from cooking beef tongue with vegetables tastes great as well, you can use it for a soup or some other cooking, just discard roots and use fresh ones at that point if needed.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 1
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 1
  2. Place beef tongue into a pot with filled with cold water and soak it in for at least 30 mins. Then take tongue out, scrub skin clean with a knife if needed to remove any dirt, fat, blood remains or so, then rinse under cold water:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 2
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 2
  3. Bring a cooking pot with water to slow simmer and place tongue in, bring to slow simmer again and cook for about 15 mins. Then drain the water out, rinse pot, fill it with water, bring it to slow simmer again and put beef tongue in to cook for 2.5-3 hours over very slow simmer, cover pot with a lid to prevent water evaporation:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 3
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 3
  4. After about 2 hours of cooking the tongue, peel onion and pierce it in few places with a knife, peel carrot, parsnip and celery root:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 4
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 4
  5. Add all roots to the cooking pot:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 5
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 5
  6. Add bay leaves, black and allspice peppercorns and continue cooking for about 30 mins:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 6
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 6
  7. To check tongue readiness, pierce its thickest part with a knife or a fork, if clean juices are produced the tongue is ready, otherwise cook a bit more. When tongue is cooked, take it out of the pot (keep the pot on burner, you will need it still) and place it in a pot filled with cold water for 2-3 minutes:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 7
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 7
  8. Placing boiled tongue into cold water will help with skin removal, just slice skin side off on the back side and pull the skin off the boiled tongue (at this point skin is supposed to come off easily, if that doesn’t happen, it may mean that tongue needs more boiling to be cooked):
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 8a
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 8a
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 8b
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 8b
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 8c
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 8c

  9. Add salt to taste to the pot the tongue was cooking in:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 9
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 9
  10. Return skinned tongue to the pot and cook it over slow simmer for 15 mins:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 10
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 10
  11. Remove tongue from the pot and either slice for serving or keep in a whole piece if you plan to use it later on:
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 11
    Boiled Beef Tongue: Step 11
  12. And serve as an appetizer or a main dish:
    Boiled Beef Tongue
    Boiled Beef Tongue
Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 oz
Servings Per Recipe: 16

Calories Per Serving: 127
Calories from Fat 81
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 57mg 2%

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*

Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g 16%
 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Note: Nutritional information is calculated approximatelly based on recipe amounts and generic ingredients used, real life numbers will vary.

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