How to cook Lengua Estofado
Lengua Estofado Recipe is adopted by Filipinos from Spanish cuisine and a lot of variations of this recipe are known all over the world. Lengua Estofado or sometimes called Estofada is made from ox tongue, cooked in tomato sauce, green olives, and mushrooms then often served with fried potatoes.
In Tagalog, Lengua means tongue and Estofado refers to a style of cooking which simply means stewing. Christmas is just around the corner, if you are thinking of a special and party dishes to prepare for Noche Buena, this Lengua Estofado Recipe is definitely one of them, you must learn how to cook this! This dish tasted like Beef Caldereta but much better than Caldereta, try it so you’ll know.
Lengua Estofado Ingredients:
- 1 kilo Ox tongue (cleaned, boiled, skin removed, and thinly sliced)
- 8 pcs. calamansi, juice squeezed
- 2 pcs beef cubes
- 3 stalks tanglad (lemongrass), fold and tied
- 1 can Tomato Paste
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 tsps. garlic, minced
- 1 pc. large size onion, chopped
- 1 large red bell pepper, sliced.
- 1 can black or green olives, sliced into halves
- 2 cans white mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
- 2 tbsps. oyster sauce
- 1-2 cups cooking oil
- 5 cups water
- 3 stalks fresh spring onions, chopped (optional for garnishing)