Beef tongue contains many valuable substances, so it is highly desirable to include it in your diet. It is used to prepare many delicious dishes. How to prepare the tongue?
The nuances of cooking
First of all, you need to choose the right offal. You should choose a beef tongue with an even color of a small size.
To prepare the tongue, you can take different spices and vegetables. Dill, parsley, onion, carrot, turnip are most often added to the broth. As for spices, thyme, basil, black and allspice, cloves are suitable.
- Rinse the offal with water, cut off the remaining blood.
- Soak for thirty minutes.
- Cook for fifteen minutes under a lid over low heat.
- Rinse with water and fill with fresh. Put on fire.
- After an hour and a half, add spices to your taste.
- Cook for about 1.5 more hours.
- Hold the finished tongue for a couple of minutes under cold water.
- Remove the skin and return to the broth, cook for another half hour.
The larger the by-product, the longer it needs to be cooked. If the tongue weighs 1 kg, then it takes 2 hours to cook, if more than a kilogram, then it will take about 3 hours.
Cook over low heat, avoiding a strong boil. The foam must be removed. If the water boils away, you need to add boiling water. If after cooking the tongue is poorly cleaned, boil for another 30 minutes.
This offal is used in the preparation of snacks, salads, fillings for zrazy, it is cooked with various sauces, marinated. Here are some beef tongue recipes.
With sour cream
Boil beef tongue with spices. Chop two onions, fry in butter. Add a teaspoon of flour, fry. Pour in 200 ml of broth and the same amount of sour cream. Cut the tongue into slices and put on the onion. Boil in the sauce for five minutes.
With mushroom sauce
Boil the tongue with turnips, carrots and two onions. Chop three onions, fry in butter and simmer. Finely chop 10 boiled mushrooms and simmer with onions until tender. Cut the tongue into slices, put in the sauce and cook for seven minutes.
Cut the eggplant into cubes, fry. Add chopped red pepper, half chopped onion and fry too. Boil beef tongue, cut into slices (requires 200 g). Put it on the vegetables, warm it up. Put 200 g of pickled mushrooms on lettuce leaves, and all other ingredients, season with a mixture of balsamic vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, French mustard.
Pork roll with tongue
Boil the tongue. Prepare a marinade from three teaspoons of tea leaves, 400 ml of boiling water, a couple of bay leaves, black peppercorns and a clove bud. Bring the marinade to a boil and cook for three minutes. Put the tongue in the marinade and leave for half an hour. 800 g of pork unfold like a book, make cuts, cover with foil and beat off. Grate meat with oregano, thyme, black and red ground pepper. Lay the bacon slices on the pork, put the tongue on the side and roll up. Tie with twine. Pour tea marinade into a baking sheet, put a roll in it, cover with foil. Bake for a little less than an hour.
Try different recipes with this offal.