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Old 08-19-2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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Location: Richmond, VA
Default Has anybody tried smoking beef tongue?

Years ago, after accidentally discovering that smoked corned beef is a lot like pastrami, I had a tongue sandwich at a deli. Then I saw tongue at the grocery store (HEB in Austin, TX in the late 80's).

Peel off the skin and smoke it low and slow and you get a lot of tongue for sandwiches....a LOT more tongue than you need. It was cheap and we were on a budget so I eventually gave it another shot. It was good, but somehow....viscous...maybe undercooked?

I had my fill of tongue and have not touched it for over 20 years since then.

Is there some secret to doing it right? Soak it first? Select a smaller tongue? Maybe the answer doesn't matter because I NEVER see tongue in the store here in Richmond, VA.

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