Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Epic Fail: First Tongue

(Veal Tongue with Sweet/Sour Roasted Tomato Sauce)

It's not so much that the dish didn't work, it was fine - but I found the lack of meaty flavor to be disappointing.  I've never eaten or cooked tongue, and was expecting something more strongly flavored, like SPAM.

One tongue, brought to a boil and allowed to simmer for 1 1/2 hours, until done.

Cooled in the liquid, then peeled and cut into medallions.

I braised these in fish sauce, sugar and vinegar until the sauce was thickened and coated the slices.  About 18 minutes or so.  Much simpler to prepare than I initially thought, and now I can cross "tongue" off the "lifetime"list of things I haven't cooked.