• 500g Ox Tongue
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 50 ml spirit vinegar
  • 20 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 small Red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 small yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 slices brown bread
The ox tongue is one of those offals that many might dread preparing for one reason or another. If it’s the know-how that’s causing you to be apprehensive towards it, here’s a simple-to-do recipe that will be a winner all the time. The trick here is to let it simmer on low heat until it is absolutely tender. My family loved this, everyone gobbled it all up including my two year old daughter who kept saying “please may I have some” 😀

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Good sized pot
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Measuring jug
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Frying pan
  • Table knife

Quick Instructions

  1. Get your ingredients together which are 500g Ox Tongue; 1.5 litres water; 1 tsp salt; 3 bay leaves; 50 ml spirit vinegar; 20 ml apple cider vinegar; 6  cloves garlic; 1 tsp fresh ginger; 4 tbsp brown sugar; 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper; 4 lettuce leaves; 1 medium tomato, chopped; 1/4 small Red pepper, chopped; 1/4 small yellow pepper, chopped; 1/4 small green pepper, chopped and 2 slices brown bread. If not done at the butcher already, wash and scrub the ox tongue under running cold water.
  2. Put it in the pot, add the water, salt, pepper, bay leaves, vinegars, garlic and ginger.
  3. Close pot and bring to the boil.Reduce heat to a gentle simmer until tongue is tender and can be easily pierced through with a fork or knife.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool a little. Peel off the outer skin layer and discard. Your tongue is now ready.
  5. To prepare the croutons, remove the crust from all sides on your bread. Spread margarine on the slices then cut them up into small squares.
  6. Put pan on stove and heat it up. Add the bread cubes. Toss them around in pan until golden brown and crisp. Set aside until just before serving.
  7. Break up the lettuce and put in bowl. Cut your tongue into bite size cubes and add to bowl with lettuce. Add the rest of the ingredients, i.e. peppers and tomato. Mix everything gently. Add the croutons just before serving. Enjoy as a light meal.

Mama-mia…you got to do this…

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