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  • lambs tongues

    do you like them? i love eating them but whenever i suggest cooking them for someone they politely decline
    i've whipped up my own recipe. very easy but totally yum.

    so i dice up some carrot, celery and onion. put it all in a pot with the lambs tongues. add a pinch of anise, fennel and fenugreek seeds, some dried ginger and turmeric root, a bay leaf, some pepper corns and coarse salt. add water and start boiling the lot. when they're nearly done (check the tenderness with a knife) i take them out, peel and slice 'em up. put them in another pot and pour over a generous amount of coconut milk. give this a good boil until the milk has thickened up. season with salt and white pepper. i serve the tongues with lots of the sauce and a bunch of freshly chopped parsley.

    try it and see if you like

  • #2
    Can't say I have ever had any but I am definitely willing to try!

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    • #3
      trick is to boil them long enough so they get nice and tender and melty. if you're peeling them and the skin doesn't come off nicely they're not cooked long enough.
      succes!

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      • #4
        I used to buy pickled lambs' tongues. They were good.

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        • #5
          never had them pickled. trying to imagine the taste...

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          • #6
            absolutely love them. tongue, of any animal, is an awesome cut! just boil it long enough that you can peel them membrane, then sautee it with whateva. if you're in LA, superking market sells them.

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            • #7
              cows tongue used to be popular when i was a child. they would give it to us at school dinners. they served it with a nasty tomato sauce. nobody liked it. i never buy cows tongue, they are absolutely huge! reckon i could freeze some. don't know, i have the idea the texture isn't right for freezing and it would fall apart when cooking.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sharon View Post
                cows tongue used to be popular when i was a child. they would give it to us at school dinners. they served it with a nasty tomato sauce. nobody liked it. i never buy cows tongue, they are absolutely huge! reckon i could freeze some. don't know, i have the idea the texture isn't right for freezing and it would fall apart when cooking.
                My mom used to make cow's tongue occasionally when I was a kid ... I THINK she boiled it, but not sure. I liked it back then, but as I got older, I started thinking about it too much and found it squicky.

                I like a line that Theo said on the Cosby Show: "I don't wanna taste anything that can taste ME!"

                Not much of a point to this post, other than remeniscing. Would be interesting to try to make it myself, but I bet my husband would rather die than eat it.
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                • #9
                  I haven't tried lamb tongue, but I eat beef tongue on a regular basis. It was introduced to me originally as a cold cut that one ate on rye bread with mustard. I still like it with mustard, but I skip the rye bread now.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cyborcat View Post
                    My mom used to make cow's tongue occasionally when I was a kid ... I THINK she boiled it, but not sure. I liked it back then, but as I got older, I started thinking about it too much and found it squicky.

                    I like a line that Theo said on the Cosby Show: "I don't wanna taste anything that can taste ME!"

                    Not much of a point to this post, other than remeniscing. Would be interesting to try to make it myself, but I bet my husband would rather die than eat it.

                    your mum did probably boil the cows tongue yeah. don't think you can make it chewable any other way.
                    lambs tongue is a lot more tender and softer in taste than cow's i found.
                    just make 'em and have your husband taste them! this said, my boyfriend won't touch them either and i can't possibly repeat here how he says they look
                    i know what you mean re when you start thinking about it... i was a vegetarian for over a decade so i usually don't go there anyway. thinking about it, i mean.
                    i try new and 'weird' cuts of meat all the time. they way i see it is if we kill an animal for eating we better eat as much of it as possible. it's only right. there really is no difference between a slice of bacon or a pig's snout is there. just in our minds.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                      I haven't tried lamb tongue, but I eat beef tongue on a regular basis. It was introduced to me originally as a cold cut that one ate on rye bread with mustard. I still like it with mustard, but I skip the rye bread now.

                      oh yeah that's right! my dad would eat it like that, with mustard. yum!

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                      • #12
                        Yes I like them so much more flavour than ox tongue I think.
                        Get them brined from butcher so I just bring to boil & simmer till soft 2hours with usual herbs veg , when warm peel off outer skin then eat then or put in pan with fat of choice & crisp up.


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                        • #13
                          would be nice maybe to make some sort of a stew. chop it up after boiling then gat some sauce going with some onion and stuff...

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                          • #14
                            It works well in the slow cooker and no, freezing it and then thawing it doesn't make it mushy at all. It's a muscle like any other.

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