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Wife not pleased with my tongue

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
My wife wasn't very happy with my tongue smoking plans today.Nothing dirty here just getting your attention.

Here are the subjects: two beef, one pork.


To be braised in the smoker a la Squirell.

I want to serve the meat as cold cut, so the braising liquid is just water and aromatics (whole peppercorn, bay leaf, onion, garlicgarlic, salt).

post #2 of 19

:popcorn I'm in for this one.....I love me some tongue. If it helps any m wife has the same problem with the look of tongue....but always goes back for seconds once it done! I haven't tried braising on a smoker...another thing to add to the list!

post #3 of 19

I'm watching too

 

Gary

post #4 of 19
I'm taking notes...
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Something went wrong....it didn't peel as it usually does.


I had to use the knife for most of the skin. Doesn't look pretty.
post #6 of 19

Should have peeled right off if it was cooked long enough ?

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
I Know...I've done this before. 5 hours (low)
post #8 of 19

Bummer mate...I've had that happen once before...no idea why...twas the same recipe.method that i use all the time...just wouldn't peel.

 

I've got a couple of pig tongues and one lamb tongue...i was going to confit...but I might try this braising method. Haven't had a beef tongue for ages...since they went up to >$20 tongue round here:icon_eek:

 

Whatcha gonna do with them now? Lengua Burritos are always a winner.

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Other than pi$$ing me off and the less than attractive appearance they are great. Not as much smoke flavour as I hoped , but the aromatics did their job.

Had some of the pig tongue last night. Was good.
I froze the beef tongues. From my prev batches I noticed it benefits from freezing.

Will follow up next week when I will serve one of them.
post #10 of 19

Grew up on beef tongue! Could share some hilarious stories of friends coming over and just crying! Meanwhile, your food looks terrific! Cheers and Merry Christmas! - Leah

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you Leah. You are right....even amongst grownups tongue on the table can cause good laughs.

One of my favorites is chasing my kids with a pig head in hand.
post #12 of 19

Love that!!!! Fantastic imagery! Keep on! Cheers! - Leah

post #13 of 19

Still cheap here but harder to find. Used to be eaten like corn beef back in the day or as a cold cut.

Cured & smoked was more a European thing ,my preferred version. I just cure them same as my bacon.

Now I wonder where all the tongues go 

post #14 of 19
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Still cheap here but harder to find. Used to be eaten like corn beef back in the day or as a cold cut.

Cured & smoked was more a European thing ,my preferred version. I just cure them same as my bacon.

Now I wonder where all the tongues go 


The abattoir I worked in made pet food from the offal, tongue, skin, bones etc...all just went into a massive kettle, cooked then ground and sent off to a processor to turn into pellets etc....

 

Beef in general has sky rocketed in price here....so much so my favorite mexican place took lengua burritos off the menu...very sad..

post #15 of 19

we dip the tongue in boiling water then peel and cook it. smoked tongue makes a great fajita taco.

post #16 of 19

Never tried Tongue

post #17 of 19
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Never tried Tongue


I've had tongue, but she complained when I bit it.................but seriously, what does it compare to?   Liver, gizzard, hearts, tenderloin????  And what does a tail taste like?

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Moikel View Post
 

Still cheap here but harder to find. Used to be eaten like corn beef back in the day or as a cold cut.

Cured & smoked was more a European thing ,my preferred version. I just cure them same as my bacon.

Now I wonder where all the tongues go 

I think they go boxed to Japan to get used in yakitori grills or hotpots.Going to Tokyo in April so I will see for sure.

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by gary s View Post
 

Never tried Tongue


I've had tongue, but she complained when I bit it.................but seriously, what does it compare to?   Liver, gizzard, hearts, tenderloin????  And what does a tail taste like?


Tongue has the most intense beefy flavor, much like strip steak, but better.


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