Lengua (Beef Tongue) Stir-Fry
Mexicans just love to eat every part of the cow and here's a good way to prepare the tongue. You can cook the tongue a day ahead of time.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 1beef tongue
- 5fresh green chile peppers
- 1tablespoon olive oil
- 1white onion, sliced thinly
- 4cloves garlic, minced
- 4small tomatoes, halved and sliced
- 2(15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
- salt to taste
Step 1Wash tongue and place in a large pot of water to cover. Simmer until no longer pink, about 50 minutes per pound of tongue. Remove from water and let rest until cool enough to handle. Peel skin from tongue and trim gristle. Cut into 1/4 inch slices.
Step 2Place whole peppers in a skillet over medium-high heat and roast, turning, until all sides are charred. Let cool, rub off skins. Remove stems and seeds.
Step 3Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chile peppers, onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Stir in tongue and continue to cook until tongue is brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until limp, 5 minutes. Pour in corn and heat through, 2 to 5 minutes. Season with salt. Serve immediately.