Lengua with pumpkin seed salsa

Lengua with pumpkin seed salsa

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Breddos Tacos
Serves
4
Photographer
Kris kirkham

People are often scared of eating offal, but in Mexico and other parts of the world it is celebrated for its texture, flavour and value. Tongue is widely available in Mexico and is incredibly easy to cook with as long as you don’t mind a bit of peeling! The texture is great and works really well with the crunch from the pumpkin and sesame seeds in the salsa.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the tongue

Quantity Ingredient
2 ox tongues
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons black peppercorns
2 onions, quartered
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 guajillo chilli
1 ancho chilli
1 bouquet garni
2 tablespoons sea salt
olive oil, for frying

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
12 Corn tortillas
4 tablespoons Sesame seed & pumpkin seed salsa
Salsa roja, to taste
handful coriander
2 limes, quartered

Method

  1. Wash the tongues under cold water, to make sure they are clean. Put them into a deep stockpot and add the rest of the ingredients except for the olive oil. Cover with water, then cover the pot and place on a medium heat for 3–4 hours. The tongues are ready when a paring knife easily cuts through the skin.
  2. Remove the tongues from the braising liquid and leave to cool. When they are cool, take a small paring knife and peel the skin off. Discard the skin and slice each tongue lengthways into strips.
  3. When you’re ready to eat, heat a frying pan with a slick of oil and add the tongue slices – you’re looking to get some caramelization on the outside, so have the heat high and keep the cooking time short, 2 or 3 minutes maximum.
  4. Warm up your tortillas in a dry frying pan, then fill with the tongue, salsas and coriander and serve with the limes.
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