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Fleischsalat aus Rinderzunge Beef Tongue Salad

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Fleischsalat is a classic German meat salad made with sausage, pickles and tossed with a mayonnaise dressing. They are often eaten with some German bread or Brötchen / buns. I am using the beef tongue instead as I enjoy organ meat and like to experiment with eating offal. Use mortadella or other ham instead if you don't eat organ meat. This special cut of beef is wonderfully flavourful and tender, and it's also surprisingly easy to make, esp. if you have a pressure cooker. You can't typically find many internal organs in supermarkets. I usually order the whole set of organs or 1/4 cow from the farmer or ask the butcher from the store to special order for me. I like organ meat because they are nutrient-dense and tasty. Plus, nose-to-tail eating is a responsible way for carnivores to consume meat. Eating just the steaks or other muscle meat of the animal is simply wasteful and irresponsible.

Beef TongueSalad
  • 1 / 800-1000 g Beef tongue, organic and grass-fed
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk Cellery, chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 5 Juniper berries
  • 5 Allspice
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 5 g Dried wood ear mushrooms
  • 300 g Beef tongue, diced
  • 1 Small cucumber, deseeded and cubed
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • 3 Hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 tbso Fresh dill, chopped
  • 4-5 tbsp Homemade mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50 g Leafy lettuce or arugula
  • 1 tbsp Pine nuts, toasted
  1. Chop all the vegetables in smaller pieces. Roughly crush the cloves, black peppercorns, juniper berries and allspice.
  2. Rinse the beef tongue well. Place the tongue, chopped vegetables and spices in the instant pot. Add just enough water to cover the tongue. Close and seal the lid. Select 'pressure cook' and set time for 40 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. This will take about 15 minutes.
  3. Unlock and remove the lid. Using tongs, remove the tongue. Peel the tough skin off while still hot.
  4. Soak dried wood ear mushrooms in a pot of hot water for at least 30 minutes or until they are pliable. Drain. Trim off the tough stem area and wash thoroughly. In a small saucepan, cook the rehydrated wood ear in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water to cool them completely. Roughly chopped.
  5. Place chopped wood ear mushrooms, beef tongue, cucumber, onion, eggs, and fresh dill in a large salad bowl. Add in mayonnaise and stir to combine. Season. Chill for an hour before serving.
  6. Arrange the salad leaves on a serving plate or bowl. Spoon the beef tongue salad over. Sprinkle with roasted pine nuts. Enjoy!

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Tom 31/5/21 03:50

...I've never had tongue and I must say it doesn't sound good!

Angie's Recipes 31/5/21 04:00

@Tom It's very tasty. You still need to peel a whole thick layer skin off the tongue before you enjoy it. I encourage you to give it a try. It's even better than liver.

Evi Erlinda 31/5/21 04:18

The vegetables look fresh 😋

Margaret D 31/5/21 07:38

Probably very tasty is the beef tongue but we don't eat it here.

speedy70 31/5/21 08:59

Mi piace molto la lingua, ottima idea in insalata!!!

Martha 31/5/21 12:54

My husband and sons would love it!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 31/5/21 13:09

Interesting recipe, it looks marvelous and bet it super tender.

DEZMOND 31/5/21 13:14

Gurl, you really have the weirdest taste for meat, I tell ya that. What crosses your mind while you are eating somebody's tongue? Wood ear shrooms sound interesting, never heard of them before.

New Classic r 31/5/21 13:27

Angie, when I was a child they sold tongue in the deli section of the supermarket. Your recipe may inspire a return to that nose to hoof practice.

Himawan Sant 31/5/21 13:41

The arrangement of your meal always looks beautiful. Likewise in this meal Fleischsalat, so it makes me want to taste it.

Christine 31/5/21 15:27

I like beef tongue but it is a bit off putting seeing the tongue before it is cooked and sliced.

Kitchen Riffs 31/5/21 16:17

When I was a kid, I always saw beef tongue in the supermarket butcher case. Rarely see it these days -- as you suggest, it's usually a special order. Alas. Anyway, this looks terrific. Fun dish -- thanks.

Norma2 31/5/21 17:43

Angie, in Argentina you usually eat "tongue a la vinaigrette".
Seasoned with salt, oil, vinegar, garlic and parsley.
Kisses from

Brian 31/5/21 17:45

I'm still not sure about the beef tongue but it was popular at our house when I was growing up.

El Mundo del Nail Art 31/5/21 18:03

Un plato delicioso! Por cierto, te acabo de encontrar a través del blog de otra chica y me ha gustado tanto tu blog que te he empezado a seguir. Me gustaría que también pasaras por mi blog para seguirme y darme tu apoyo, vale? Te espero! =)

David 31/5/21 18:37

Angie, I haven't had beef tongue in over 60 years! You never see it in the grocery stores and butcher shops are few and far between. My mother and my step father used to make beef tongue sandwiches with a nice mustard. I remember enjoying them! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Martyna 31/5/21 19:44

This looks very interesting and delicious;)

claire 31/5/21 20:04

I have heard that beef tongue is very tasty but I have never tried. I know beef tail is also good :-)

bread&salt 31/5/21 21:59

Dear Angie! We prepare beef tongue salad alot. We call it "söğüş dil salatası". Your's recipe Looks great!

savorthebest 31/5/21 23:21

I have only had tongue a couple of times. It really makes a difference with how it is prepared. Yours looks very tasty.

foodtravelandwine 1/6/21 01:12

So tasty and wonderful!! has been years without eating is fantastic!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Sakuranko 1/6/21 02:32

Oh wow this looks super yummy
Rhanks for all the effort and share this with us

J.P. Alexander 1/6/21 03:43

He hecho lengua pero nunca he ensalada, gracias por la receta la haré pronto. Te mando un beso

Torviewtoronto 1/6/21 03:45

this is a colourful combination looks good

Nancy Chan 1/6/21 10:18

Looks yummy but I think I would prefer having the salad without the tongue in it.

Tanza Erlambang 1/6/21 14:19

salad looks great... yummy

Anonymous 1/6/21 17:02

I've had beef tongue tacos, but never salad. I'd love to try this!

beyondkimchee 1/6/21 21:59

I've never had beef tongue but looks great in salad.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/6/21 23:40

My parents both loved beef tongue, but my sisters and I couldn't get past the taste buds, LOL. I'd probably enjoy it in your salad!!!

Raymund 2/6/21 01:23

Nice to see youre using Ox tongue, we also use them on several dishes and the popular one is called "Lengua Estofado", basiccally a tongue stew and its delicious

tigerfish 2/6/21 02:36

Never had beef tongue before, and very intrigued.

Noob Cook 13/6/21 15:32

I once tried beef tongue at a very chic teppanyaki restaurant where the chef sear it to perfection in front of you... and it was heavenly, melty!! Brings back memories.


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