Rich and flavourful Braised Beef Tongue (Lengua Estofada)
2 1/2 kilo ox tongue
5 liters soup stock
1 tsp bay leaves, sliced
1 cup cooking oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 small can of tomato paste / 2 cans tomato sauce
1 large potato, slice crosswise
1 cup button mushrooms
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
Prepare pot with soup stock, onion leeks, bay leaves and put to boil. Add the ox tongue until the hard skin peels off. Scrape the white thick skin, wash with water. Return the tongue in the soup stock until it becomes tender.
Heat a pan. Heat cooking oil and fry the potatoes. Set aside.
Saute garlic, onion, tomato sauce, mushroom and potatoes. Add soy sauce. Add sliced ox tongue seasoned with salt and pepper. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve hot.