Ox Tongue

Was in the supermarket when I spied some fresh ox tongue, so I decided to cook up an old favorite of mine.

First you have to boil the tongue whole for about 10 min to so that the membrane around it toughens up enough to be sliced off.  

Next caramelize some rock sugar, toss in a cinnamon stick, some star anise, cloves and garlic and continue to cook till it's really fragrant.

Next add the prepared ox tongue and fry for another few minutes, turning it once or twice.A  Then add some good quality dark sauce and two trays of ice cubes into the pot and let simmer for an hour or so, adding some firm tofu in the last 10 min or simmering.

Serve with rice and blachan.

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looks good mate, but dont

Thu, 2011-04-14 16:07

looks good mate, but dont think i could eat it

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Looking at that reminds me

Thu, 2011-04-14 16:15

Looking at that reminds me Alfred, did you get the three tastes of pork at Ryans?

Its always a sneaky way to put offal into people's meals: heart, tounge and intestine, sliced finely.


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Oh missed that!  Have to

Thu, 2011-04-14 17:26

Oh missed that!  Have to remember that the next time I'm there.

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Try this

Wed, 2017-04-19 19:15

 simmer long and slow....the skin comes away very easily, there's no waste and it's very moist.


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 I love tongue but the missus

Wed, 2017-04-19 19:20

 I love tongue but the missus won't buy it as it grosses her out. My mum used to cook it in an Italian stew Lamb and also Ox tongue. 


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 not what I thought was going

Wed, 2017-04-19 19:47

 not what I thought was going on when I read the comment header .. agree with your mrs Andy gross , that tongue could've been anywhere .. we need a chuck emoji 


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 Next time you cook that up

Thu, 2017-04-20 19:12

 Next time you cook that up Alfred..pleeease invite me along. Yum