There is nothing better than good food after a bike ride. For the last six years I have been cycling and eating all over the world. From grilled snakes in Cambodia to wild pigs in France. With this menu you can discover all my pedal powered adventures. Explore & Enjoy
Not a fussy child by any means I did draw the line at some things and having watched my mother scoop another layer of dirty scum off the cows tongue boiling way on the stove I knew I was in trouble.
“But mum I hate tongue!” was usually my response as I fled the kitchen in tears, much to the delight of my sister who loved the stuff.
But how things change. After a long morning climbing the hills of Antioquia, Colombia’s famous cattle country, tongue was all that was on the menu in the small hill side restaurant I had pulled into. Deciding to give it one last chance after all these years I was pleasantly supervised and my mother will be pleased to hear tongue is back on the menu.
1 beef tongue
4 fresh tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Half an onion finely chopped
Three cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Bacon dripping or cooking oil
Cilantro finely chopped
1. Cook the beef tongue in boiling salted water until tender (about three to four hours) removing any scum that builds up on the surface.
2. When cool enough to handle remove the skin and cut into thin slices
3. Now peel and dice the tomatoes and onions and fry in a little bacon grease (cooking oil will do) and add the bread crumbs.
4. Place the sliced tongue in a serving dish and pour the sauce over the tongue and sprinkle with fresh cilantro