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My Freezer in the garage is full! I don't think I could even fit in a kleenex, its so stuffed. I got a 1/4 of a steer and a 1/4 of a hog. I got 3 things I don't know what to do with
  • pig trotter
  • skin-on pork belly bacon (I bet allanh 's husband Randy can think of something to do with this!)
  • beef tounge

I'll figure something out with the pig bits...I'm not so sure about the tounge...I object to eating something that can taste me back. I've never had it before...might be time to try something new.



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Oct. 10th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
I feel sure I have seen recipes for beef tongue used as taco meat. I know when my family got part of a cow we got the tongue and my mom used it as shredded meat in something. Once you peal off the skin it will be much less, well, tongue-like.
Oct. 10th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Tongue is wonderful. Cover with water and simmer until fork tender. You have to skin it while the meat is still HOT. Put the tongue in a colender and rinse with cold water until you can handle it. You may have to skin it while holding the tongue under cold, running water. Using a little, sharp knife, get under the edge of the skin and tug. Most of the skin will just peel off. If you let the tongue cool, even a little bit, the skin might as well be super-glued on. You'll have a terrible time getting it off. After it's skinned and cooled, taste a piece. You'll probably come up with half a dozen possible things to do with it. My family liked it sliced as if it were roast beef. If nothing else, it will make great sandwiches.
Oct. 10th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Randy had a rather involved explanation of how to find out how to prepare a Chinese version of braised or cracklin' pork belly, but I think I'll just let you and he talk about it directly.
Oct. 10th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Boil the tongue in salted water for a while. Slice down the outside and peel off the outer layer... that gets rid of the taste buds, etc. After that, it's a par-boiled beef roast since it's a big muscle.

Beef tongue makes great tacos (linguitas) and isn't bad bbqed.

Oct. 10th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
If you really don't want it, I can assure you that I can find a good home for it...

Tongue is tasty, yes it is. I remember having it sliced and fried (after being boiled in salty water and peeled) in sandwiches as a kid. And you can find it as a burrito filling in most taquerias.
Oct. 13th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
This makes me want to be a vegetarian.
Oct. 13th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Nah....BBQ is good stuff!
Oct. 14th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Tongue = ick.
Oct. 14th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yea...there is that
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