Lengua Recipe (Filipino Style)

Filipinos love every part of a cow especially the exotic ones. You can try this Filipino style of the Lengua recipe.

  • 1 fresh ox tongue
  • 1 chorizo de Bilbao or slices of Chinese Ham
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 sweet red and green peppers, quartered
  • 1 can sweet peas
  • 6 or more bananas (saba) cut as desired, then fried
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tbsps flour
  • 5 tbsps margarine
  • salt and pepper
  1. Clean tongue thoroughly, scald and remove outer skin
  2. Cook slowly in boiling water to cover, adding water whenever necessary
  3. When tender, add chorizo, soy sauce, tomato sauce, ground pepper, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste
  4. In another pan, melt margarine, then add flour and blend.
  5. Add 4 cups of liquid in which tongue was cooked and stir until thick.
  6. Add this sauce to the tongue.
  7. Add carrots, mushrooms, sweet peas, sweet peppers and cook for a few more minutes.
  8. Serve in slices garnished with slices of chorizo, fried banana and other vegetables