Ox Tongue Steak - Transforming Yuck into Yumm!

Friday, April 1, 2011

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Is there anything in life that first you said iyuhhh..(read: yuck!!), but then you realized it tastes damn good? It is not a head turning thing, but at the end it makes your eyes balling as reaching excitement. This is one of a kind..the one to which once I got a strong gag, but when I dared to try it, I feel disappointment..yes, disappointment...why I did not have it long before? It tastes superb! Of course I did not own the recipe, got it from here with a little adjustment.
So here is the English version of the recipe, I know it is a bit long, but it is easy to follow

- 1 ox tongue
- 1 Indonesian bay leaf
- 1.5 tsp ground pepper
- 5 cloves shallot, cut into half
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 75g butter/margarine

For sauce:
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 clove
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 350cc beef broth
- 2 tsp corn starch, dissolve with a little bit of water

Potato puree/mashed: (I simply made it from store bought one/instant mashed potato)
750g potato, boiled, peeled and mashed
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 150cc milk
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Sauteed mushroom:
- 50g mushroom, cut in half
- 1 tsp butter

Sweet stewed carrot:
- 350g carrot, cut (I used mini carrot so no need to cut)
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 tsp parsley, chopped (I skipped this one)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Making steak:
Dip the tongue into boiling water, peel off and clean up the skin and rough/hairy part. Then put some water (app. 2L) in a big pot, add tongue, bay leaf, pepper, salt and shallot and cook until the tongue tender. Take it out and drain off. Heat up some butter, then fry the tongue until golden brown, cut it out (0.5cm thickness).

Making sauce:
Saute onion with some margarine until fragrant. Pour beef broth and bring it to boil. Add salt, pepper, clove, nutmeg, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce, mix well. Turn down the heat and bring it to boil again. Add the corn starch mixture, stir instantly until thickened. Keep it aside.

Making mashed potato:
Heat up the milk, add cooked potato, margarine/butter, pepper, salt, nutmeg and mix it well. Cook on the stove until thickened. You may use decorating bag and tip to make the serving fancy.

Making sauteed mushroom:
Put the mushroom in a small pot with a little water then cook until the water almost gone. Add butter, stir well and turn off the heat.

Making sweet stewed carrot:
Boil water, add carrot and sugar. Reboil until cooked. Drain off the water. Keep it aside. Heat up the butter, add cooked carrot, ground nutmeg, and stir well. Remove from the heat and sprinkle some parsley.

To serve:
Arrange in a plate, tongue steak with all the side dishes and pour the sauce over.


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Lidia Sianturi said...

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