April 28, 2014

Creamy Lengua in Mushroom Sauce

I was in High School when I first tasted a lengua dish and I like it at first taste. The meat is so soft compared to other part of beef or pork. I don’t want to imagine that I’m eating tongue so I can enjoy my food. Since then Creamy Lengua in Mushroom Sauce became one of my favorite dish so I was really happy if I see this on the menu in any restaurant. There are times that I buy frozen lengua in Contis. 

Actually cooking this dish is easy, the only thing I dislike is it took me 5 hours to cook the dish, that is the main reason why I seldom cook this at home. I have to boil the meat for 4 hours or until tender then I have to clean and slice it. You can check you tube on how to clean beef/pork tongue. 



Sharing with you my recipe

1 beef tongue (lengua) 
1 tbsp garlic minced 
Oil to toast the garlic 
2 tbsp butter
1 onion 
1 pack of all purpose cream 
1 small can of slice mushroom 
1 can of cream of mushroom 
Salt and pepper to taste 
Optional: Dried Parsley 




1. Clean, boiled and slice the tongue. 
2. Toast the garlic. Set aside. I
3. In the same pan, add the butter and pan-fry the sliced beef tongue 3-4 minutes each side. Set aside. 
4. In the same pan, saute the onion and slice mushroom. 
5. Add the all purpose cream and cream of mushroom. Cook for 5 minutes. 
6. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
7. Put the slice beef tongue in the sauce and simmer for 5-10 minutes in low fire. 
8. Transfer to serving dish and add the toasted garlic.
9. Serve.

13 comments:

  1. Haha natakot ako sa itsura nung dila. =) I love Lengua too. Before di ko alam na tongue yun, pero di ko rin iniisip habang kinakain ko hehe...

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  2. Bili na lang luto, tagal pala lutuin:)

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  3. I'm bad at controlling my imagination so as much as I loved lengua the first time I tried it, I can't get myself to try it again after finding out what it is. (I thought they just called it 'Lengua' because it looks like a tongue. Then I found out that it really is tongue!)

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  4. I'm not rally fond of lengua but anything topped with garlic is heaven for me.

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  5. Contis is really known for their lengua no? I grew up on that lengua, my mom's so fond of buying that for all occassions. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe. I hope I get to try it soon.

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  6. I love lengua. I've never made it myself though. Can I cut the cooking time by softening the tongue in a pressure cooker?

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    1. Yes, you can use pressure cooker

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  7. I love lengua in creamy mushroom sauce too. But like you I also try not to think about the fact that it's tongue I'm eating. Have never tried cooking it though. Hehe.

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  8. Unfortunately for me, I will never know what lengua taste like. I just can't eat it. :(

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  9. Lengua is actually one of my favorite dishes too but I think I like Estofado better than the one in white sauce.

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  10. I like lengua but the husband don't as he just can't imagine eating it. But we love everything with mushroom sauce!

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  11. You made lengua look extra delicious! :)

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  12. Lengua is one of my favorite fare. Can't imagine cooking it myself though.

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