Lengua Estofado Recipe

Here is another Filipino recipes which are originally spanish infuenced dishes, lengua estofado recipe. A lots of Filipino recipe was an influenced by various foreign culinary because historically our country has been colonized by those country. While for some culture cooking lengua or tounge is exotic and having doubt just to taste, but once estofado recipe was tasted, it will surely increase craving and desire because of the flavor it has. In our home, i prepare lengua estofado once in a while because of long preparation time and lengua is much expensive compare with other kind of meat. If you want to try this authentic filipino recipes, just follow my step by step procedure.

Ingredient :

  • 1 whole  beef tongue

  • 1/2cup soy sauce

  • 1/2 kg lean meat beef, cut into strips

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • smallest can of tomato paste

  • 4 tsp minced garlic

  • rock salt to taste

  • 3 pcs onion, sliced

  • 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns

  • 1 small can button mushroom

  • 2 medium size potato, sliced

  • 1 medium size carrots, peel and cut

  •  olive oil

  • water, about 3 cups

  • a few stalks of springonion for garnish

  • 1 small can of reno liver spread

  • Vetsin

  • 1 beef cube seasoning

  • Procedure of Cooking:

    In a casserole
    bring to boil water and upon boiling dip lengua to boil for 1-2 minute. Drain and clean lengua by scraping white thin skin at the surface or rub lengua using salt and vinegar solution. Rinse lengua and cut thinly diagonally  and bring to boil in a pressure cooker along with beef strips, peppercorn,  1/2 cup soysauce, 2 pcs onion with water just enough to cover meat. After 30 minute check lengua if  it is tender, carefully removed cover of pressure cooker by lifting noozle to loosen pressure. Drain tender meat, set aside and keep stock for future used. In a pan sautee garlic, onion  and placed tender beef, potato, carrots and simmer fo 5 minute. Add mushoom, tomato sauce to simmer for 2-3 minute while simulataneously stirring to avoid tomato sauce from burning. Pour in beef broth stock, salt to taste, beef seasoning and bring to boil until potato tenderized, lastly add liver spread while continously mixing until sauce thickens. In a platter arrange lengua diagonally and cover with thick sauce at the top, ganish wit spring onion or place cropeck crispy sitsaron at the side. Served newly cooked lengua estofado recipe along with hot steamy rice.