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Paleo Challenge Update

Paleo Lengua Tacos

1 Beef Tongue about 3 lbs
1 Onion
3 Tomatoes
6 Cloves of Garlic

Saute Onions and garlic. Add Tomatoes. Add Tongue and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cover the pot. Cook for about three hours. This might be too long. I read that you have to go 50 mins for every pound. However, someone else, who happens to be an expert in Lengua, told me that you only need to go until you can stick a fork in it; roughly an hour and half to two hours.

Lengua simmering in the Pot

Once it’s done pull out the tongue and let it cool down enough to peel the skin off. Don’t let it cool off too much or it will be hard to peel the skin off. I used two forks to pull it off without burning my fingers.

Peeling the skin off

Once peeled I sliced the tongue really thin.

Sliced Lengua

This will feed me for about four or five meals at about three full tacos each meal. Ryan also had some tacos for lunch one day. For tacos, saute some onions and garlic and add some of the lengua to the pan.

Sauteed Lengua

Use romaine or other “leafy” lettuce for taco shells. Add tomatoes, onions, cilantro and homemade “no salt” red salsa.

Paleo Lengua Tacos

Homemade Paleo “No Salt” Red Salsa

Chile Japones Entero (Japanese Chili Pods) Peppers

Red Chili Peppers

Roast the chili peppers in a pan on the stove. Be very careful not to burn them.

Peppers Roasting in a Pan

Peel, clean with water and then roast the tomatillos under a broiler.

Tomatillos roasting under the broiler

You definitely want the roasted marks on the peppers and tomatillos. This gives the Salsa a ton of flavor. Place the roasted peppers, roasted tomatillos, and garlic with a little bit of water in a blender and blend to salsa consistency. If you like it thick add very little water. If you like it runny add a enough water to make it runny. It’s all up to you.

I have been putting this on everything. It just adds so much more flavor to the Paleo Party.

Paleo "No Salt" Red Salsa

Lengua with Salsa Lettuce Tacos

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