Pork tongue, to smoke or not to smoke?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by crvtt, May 27, 2013.

  1. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower

    I have a pork tongue (about 1/2 lb.) boiling in some water added with cumin, peppercorns, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, bay leaf.  I want to make tacos with it.  Debating if I should boil for 3 hours then finish in the smoker for 1/2 hour or skip the smoker.  Not sure if the smoke flavor will go well with tacos.  I'm starting some St. Louis ribs around 1:00 with a mix of apple cherry, and hickory so I can throw the tongue in along with the ribs. 

    Last edited: May 27, 2013
  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Smoke makes everything better!

    I wouldn't want to eat a pork tongue, but if I had to I would want it smoked....[​IMG]

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    By all means , YES. Peel it and smoke as you would a loin, but longer. Like a Brisket, it's a long cook, track time with your temp.  You'll be good if you slice it at around 180*F.

    I do Beef Tongue from time to time. Need to post one... Hmmm. Father's Day...

    Have fun and as always . . .
  4. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've cooked and eaten pig tongue in stir-fry and tacos a bunch of times. I don't know how much smoke taste it will pick up in 1/2 hour, but I'm sure it will be great in the tacos either way. 

    Have fun and post finished pics!


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