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Showing posts from April 21, 2013

Ric Orlando's South of the Border Street Food

Great class last night at Different drummers kitchen. Had a lot of "Tongue virgins" but we deflowered em all!

New World Tongue Tacos

Many people squirm when they even think about eating tongue, but most of our ancestors loved it. When properly cooked it is the most silky and succulent eating experience ever! And frankly, no one does it better than the Mexicans. Their technique of braise/dry cook/braise make it unbelievable! This is a two day process but the results are well worth it.
BRAISE #1 In Dutch oven add the following ingredients 1 fresh beef tongue 2 cups yellow onion, coarsely chopped 4 large cloves garlic, , smashed with flat of knife 2 tbs Ancho chili powder 4 dried Mexian chiles, gualjillo, ancho or pasilla will do 13” stick Canela (Mexican cinnamon) or regular cinnamon 1 Tbs ground cumin 2 Tbls Mexican oregano ½ cup, chopped of cilantro 1 tsp epazote juice of two limes 1 tsp kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 Wash tongue well with cold water and put in a heavy pot. Put chile powder…