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Tongue Provençal


3- 3 1/2 – pound fresh or smoked beef tongue
1 small onion, cut into fourths
4 peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon salt
Provençal Sauce (below)

Place tongue in Dutch oven. Add onion, peppercorns, bay leaves, salt and enough water to cover. (If using smoked tongue, omit salt.) Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until tender. 3 to 4 hours.

Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the broth for Provençal sauce. Place tongue in cold water to cool. Peel skin from tongue as picture and remove small bones and gristle from the large end. Cut 6 to 8 tongue slices about 1/4 inch thick. Prepare Provençal Sauce; add tongue. Cover and simmer until tongue is hot, about 5 minutes. 4 SERVINGS with enough tongue left for 1 recipe, see Card 139.


1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4 cup reserved tongue broth
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium onion sliced
1 medium green pepper, cut into rings

Mix tomato sauce, broth, salt, basil and garlic powder into 10-inch skillet. Add onion and green pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until onion and green pepper are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.

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Pressed Ox Tongue


Cooking time: see stage 3
Preparation time: few mins
Main cooking utensils: large covered saucepan, spring form pan or saucepan, plate, weight

For 10-18 people you need:
1 pickled tongue*
1 large onion
1 large carrot
bay leaf
1 teaspoon powdered gelatin

* The size varies considerably. Salted meat shrinks, so allow a good 1/2 lb. per person

1. Soak tongue overnight in cold water.

2. Put into fresh cold water, bring to a boil, add onion, carrot, bay leaf.

3. Simmer very gently in covered pan, allowing 40 minutes per lb.

4. Lift tongue out of stock, cool.

5. Boil stock in open pan until there is just under 1 1/4 cups.

6. Remove skin of tongue and any tine bones at root of tongue

7. Place in spring form pan or saucepan, curling it round to give good shape. It needs to be a fairly tight fit.

8. Dissolve gelatin in stock, strain over tongue, put plate and a weight on top to press into shape, leave until cold.

9. Remove weight etc. dip base of tin into hot water for 1/2 minute to loosen jelly round meat, and turn out.

TO SERVE: Sliced thinly with salad.

TO VARY: Cook fresh beef tongue (the color will not be as good) with salt to taste.

TO STORE: In the refrigerator. Tongue deteriorates very quickly.

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Beef Tongue with Sauce – Raisin Sauce


Buy a 3 – to 5 – pound fresh or smoked beef tongue. Allow 4 to 5 ounces meat per person. Put tongue in a deep sauce pot; cover with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon salt; 1 small onion studded with whole cloves; 1 small onion, sliced; 6 peppercorns and 1 bay leaf. Bring to a boil; then simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until tender. Drain meat; cool slightly. Cut off bones and gristle at thick end; slit skit on underside from end to end. Peel off skin by pulling skin from thick end to top. Slice diagonally. Serve topped wit Raisin Sauce (See below).

Raisin Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter of margarine
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon chives
1/2 cup currant jelly
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Mix 1/2 cup water with sugar in saucepan; heat to boiling. Stir until sugar dissolves; boil 5 minutes. Add raisins, and next 6 ingredients. Stir until jelly dissolves. Dissolve cornstarch in a little cold water; add to sauce. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Makes 6 servings.

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