This is a cow's tongue. It is somewhat visceral. A steak is a steak, rather dissociated from its origins but this is most definitely a large tongue from a large animal.
After looking at a few recipes online I decided to just wing it. Boil it on low with plenty of salt.
And Garlic (I know garlic's not supposed to be capitalized but it is almost like a deity for me so I sometimes forget).
Bay leaf, tarragon, I think that was it.
Simmer, simmer, simmer. On super low for 2-3 hours.
Peel off the skin. Yum. This is not perhaps the most appetizing photo ever, but we are all adults here, right? It was even worse in film noir B&W, believe me.
|Yes, those are bite marks|
The solution: fry it up with some green onions, a can of jalapenos and carrots. The liquid is from the can of jalapenos.
I boiled off the juice then added some lard and cooked until the meat was nice and crispy and the flavors had suffused. Pretty good actually.