Beef Tongue: My favorite meat for tacos

I decided since I now have a sealer that I can make all kinds of fun things that would have been to tough to do with my FoodSaver. So I picked up one of my favorite meats for tacos, beef tongue! This is something that I have been wanting to do ever since I got my immersion circulator. I reached out to the awesome community at Chefsteps to see if anybody had any good recipes or tips. One person suggested the recipe that I am using for this preparation. It can be found here as well as at the bottom of this post.

First thing was going to my favorite butcher and pick up a beef tongue. And they never let me down when I go to Greenfield’s. I picked up a couple of beautiful tongues. Next up was to gather the rest of the ingredients that I needed.

Beef Tongue

Beef Tongue

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Chamber Sealer|The Un-Boxing

To day is a super exciting day for me. I received by far my most coveted piece of kitchen equipment. I just got home to find a huge box on my front porch, and inside of it a beautiful new Polyscience Chamber sealer. I never thought this day would come! So after opening the box there is a huge layer of form fitted foam and after pulling that off the next thing you see is the beauty of the machine itself.

Once you get it out of the box I was amazed at how slick it looked on its own. It is going to be one of those things that if you have on your kitchen counter everybody is going to be asking about it.

 

Sealer and Box Contents

Sealer and Box Contents

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Pork Belly

This week I was fortunate to get my hands on a healthy supply of pork belly. Now the question is what to do with all of it. Now this might be kind of a daunting task for a lot of people, but as for me, I just get excited about the endless possibilities of what I can make from it.

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

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Superbowl Meal

So I have been super excited for this day to come. Not so much for the game, although I hope it is a good one, but more for the cooking. What is on the menu for the big game? I’m glad you asked! I am making some nacho cheese and putting together some pulled pork nacho’s. As I have talked about in the past I am a big fan of a web site called Chef Steps. I found this page a while back and it is one of the coolest communities for cooks. They have a recipe I have been wanting to try for a long time and as of Christmas I now have everything needed to make some, nacho cheese, that is.

Polyscience Discovery

Polyscience Discovery

 

First step is to get my Polyscience immersion circulator fired up the water up to the right temperature. For this cheese sauce we want our water at 167 F/ 75 C. Now lets get our cheese and stuff ready while we wait for the water to get warm. Continue reading