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Sunday, July 25, 2021
You will be surprised with how flavorful, comforting and addictive this Porto style stewed beef toungue (língua de vaca estufada) is.
Preparation time:
2 h 30 min
Cooking Time:
2 h
Ready In:
2 h 30 min
Level of Difficulty:

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Porto Style Stewed Beef Tongue Recipe

Porto Style Stewed Beef Tongue Recipe

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 13:46
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1 beef tongue (usually serves 4 to 5 people)1 large onion, sliced2 cups of green peas1/2 cup of white wine8 cloves of garlic2 bay leavesOlive oil (to taste)Salt (to taste)
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    1. Cook the beef tongue in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes with no salt added (make sure that the lid is properly closed).
    2. Once you take the beef tongue out of the pressure cooker, let it cool for a couple of minutes and then scrape the white, thick skin off of it, it is not edible (Do not wait for the beef tongue to be at room temperature for this step or it will become much harder to scrape off).
    3. Place the beef tongue on a large bowl with the white wine, cloves of garlic and bay leaves. 
    4. Place it in the fridge ideally overnight, but at least for a couple of hours to allow the meat to become properly seasoned.
    5. In a large pan heat the sliced onions and some olive oil (to taste). 
    6. Add the beef tongue as well as the sauce it was marinated in, and finally add the peas.
    7. Season it with salt and let it cook at low temperature with the lid on for one hour and a half. 
    8. Once in a while check to see if there is still sauce in the pan, if there is not enough sauce, you can add a little bit of water.
    9. Serve the tongue with a side dish of white rice.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: tasteporto.com


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