As a meat eater I believe in wasting no part of the animal. I used to eat beef tongue as a kid but then it vanished from most butchers list of available items. However after a recent visit to Goa where I ate some spectacular tongue I was delighted to find it available at my local butcher and decided to stock up and cook up. So here is my very basic, how to cook beef tongue video with a creamy mushroom and onion sauce to go with it. There is so much more we can do with this versatile meat and I’ll come up with some more recipes soon. Till then, cheers and keep cooking!
- 1 Beef Tongue
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 1/2 Onions
- Pressure cook the beef tongue with salt, peppercorns, 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic and 1 onion in 500ml of water for 25 minutes.
- Once cooked remove the tongue and strain the liquid and save the cooked garlic, onions and peppercorns. Discard the bay leaves
- Cut and use the tongue as desired
- Skim the fat from the stock created by cooking the tongue
- Using some of the fat fry the already cooked onion, garlic and peppercorns along with 1/2 a freshly chopped onion
- Once you get some colour on the onions add in 2-3 chopped mushrooms
- Deglaze the pan with the stock and cook till the mushrooms soften
- Blend the mixture and strain with a sieve for a smooth and delicious sauce.
- Finish with fresh basil.
- Serve with the cooked tongue.
Macros for 1 Serving
- Calories: 583
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Total Carbs: 4g
- Fat: 45g
- Protein: 39g
- Fiber: 1g