Ox Tongue 1kg


Ox tongue is a muscle and is therefore very lean. Its flavour and texture is more similar to meat, as it doesn’t have the distinctive, iron-like flavour of other offal such as kidney and liver. The nutritional value of ox tongue is immense. It is rich in calories and fatty acids, and contains large amounts of zinc, iron, choline, and vitamin B12.

We source local meat from farms in Wiltshire, Somerset and the South West. The Black Farmer makes sure that we get the absolute best and most sustainable breeds for the season. Our free range cows feed on grass and lead happy lives in the great British countryside. By working with local produce and farmers, we promote and encourage a sustainable and ethical approach to meat eating. This reduces animal stress and lowers food miles as much as possible.

Product photography is representative only.  As these products are freshly butchered for your order, sizes and thicknesses may vary.  Weights and portions will be as stated.

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Discover the exceptional flavor and versatility of Ox Tongue at The Black Farmer. Sourced from the finest, ethically raised cattle, our Ox Tongue is a true delicacy that will take your culinary adventures to new heights. With its tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich, savory taste, this premium cut is a testament to our commitment to quality. Whether you prefer it braised, roasted, or sliced for sandwiches, our Ox Tongue is sure to impress with its robust flavors and culinary versatility. Embrace the heritage of this classic ingredient and elevate your dining experience with the finest Ox Tongue available.
To maintain the freshness and quality of Ox Tongue, it is recommended to store it in the refrigerator at a temperature of 32°F to 40°F (0°C to 4°C). Place the tongue in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to prevent any exposure to air or odors. Stored correctly, the Ox Tongue can maintain its freshness for up to 2-3 days. If you plan to store it for a longer period, you can also freeze the tongue. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Frozen Ox Tongue can retain its quality for approximately 2-3 months. When ready to use, thaw the tongue in the refrigerator before cooking.
This pack contains 1kg.
Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in needs to go in plastic recycling.


Cooking Ox Tongue:

1. Start by preparing the ox tongue. Make sure it has been properly cleaned and trimmed of any excess fat.
2. In a large pot, add enough water to cover the ox tongue completely. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
3. Once the water is boiling, carefully place the ox tongue into the pot. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer gently for about 2-3 hours.
4. While the ox tongue is simmering, you can prepare a flavorful broth by adding aromatics such as onions, garlic, carrots, and herbs like bay leaves, thyme, or parsley to the pot. This will infuse the tongue with additional taste.
5. After the 2-3 hours of simmering, check the tenderness of the tongue by inserting a fork. If it easily goes in and comes out, the tongue is cooked. If not, continue simmering for another 30 minutes and check again.
6. Once the tongue is tender, remove it from the pot and let it cool slightly.
7. While the tongue is still warm, peel off the tough outer skin. It should come off easily.
8. Slice the cooked ox tongue into thin, diagonal slices.
9. Serve the ox tongue slices as desired. You can enjoy it as a main course with a side of vegetables, slice it for sandwiches, or incorporate it into other dishes.
10. Optional: If you prefer a slightly crispy exterior, you can sear the sliced tongue in a hot pan with a bit of oil for a few minutes on each side before serving. This step adds a nice texture and caramelization to the meat.

Remember to adjust the cooking time based on the size of the ox tongue, as larger tongues may require additional simmering time. Enjoy your deliciously cooked ox tongue!

Nutiritional information typical values per 100g,

as sold
Energy 210 kCal
Fat 4.9 g
of which saturates 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 1.7 g
of which sugars 0 g
Fibre 0 g
Protein 17 g
Salt 0 g

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