Lengua in Mushroom Sauce

My grandmother taught me to cook this dish. It is a delight to eat because it is soft and creamy. I uploaded a video of how I cooked this dish on Youtube.  Click below:

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Lengua in Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients (serves 6)

1 kg. ox tongue (lengua)
a pot of boiling water
2 tbsp.vinegar
2 tbsp. liquid seasoning
1 tsp. allspice powder
1 tbsp. cooking oil
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 head of garlic, crushed
1 medium sized onion, diced
200 g. button mushrooms
1  can mushroom soup (10 oz.)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

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1. Put vinegar and lengua in a pot of boiling water.
2. Cover and let boil for about 1 hour or until the skin bulges. Then turn off the heat and remove the ox tongue. Do not discard the broth.
3. Peel the skin after cooling for about two minutes.  You could use butter knife and a fork if it is too hot to handle with your bare hands.
4. Add all spice and liquid seasoning to the broth.
5. Return the peeled ox tongue to the seasoned broth. Let boil for another 30 to 45 minutes, or until there is no more blood.
6. Slice the ox tongue thinly, about 1/4 inch or less.
7. Add oil and butter to a heated pan and saute onion and garlic.
8. Add the ox tongue slices. Cook for about 2 minutes until  both sides are brown.
9. Scoop  2 1/2 cups of the broth and pour onto ox tongue slices.
10. Mix in the mushrooms and   the can of condensed mushroom soup. Season with salt and pepper.
11. Let boil for 15 minutes.
12. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy!

What I Am Thankful for in 2011

I am thankful for everything I had in 2011.

I turned 11 on April 10, 2011.

My b-day cake

My b-day

I joined the Junior Master Chef competition and made it to the top 30 finalists.

My plaque from Junior Master Chef

I went to Treston International college and  learned knife skills, the difference between pots and pans , the  cooking hazards, about FATTOM and how to make different kinds of pasta sauces.

I went to Treston International college

My brother and I went to basketball classes last summer.

My brother and I with Coach

My family and I went to Avilon zoo.

We went to Avilon zoo

I learned how to cook restaurant recipes in Sylvia Reynoso Gala’s Culinary Arts school.

Me and Chef Ernest Gala

Me and Chef Ernest Gala

I started a web show called “The Adventures of a Junior Chef” on YouTube.

I also started this blog.

The Junior Chef - my blog

My family and I went on a few vacations….Malayan hotel, Diamond hotel, Discovery suites, Linden suites and Edsa Shangri- La hotel.

I saw my old friend , Andres  again on his b-day.

I met my old friend ion his b-day

I met some real chefs. I met Chef Laudico, Chef Ferns, Chef Jp, Chef Ernest and his mom Tita Sylvia. I also learned that Chef Ernest started cooking when he was my age :D.

Me and Chef Roland Laudico

Me and Chef Roland Laudico

I learned how to cook Mediterranean dishes, Filipino dishes, salads, steaks, pastas and snacks. I also learned how to debone and stuff a chicken.

My deboned chicken

My deboned chicken

We  went to the Lantern Parade in U.P.

I’m thankful that I was a finalist in the Philippine Blog Awards.

I am thankful that I met many great new friends-  Pinoy Food Writer, Ms. Chun Valencia, sisig lover, Mr. Fred Briones , Mr. Martin Banana from Bacolod Food Hunter, Kat from she cooks, he eats, and the nice lady from Love2Type. I also met new friends from Junior Master Chef.

I’m thankful that my new friend,  Mr. Martin Banana , drew a picture for me. It made me happy on New Year’s Day.

Martin Banana's picture for me

I am thankful that we went back to our lola’s old house at Sunnyside Heights to do a rummage sale.

I’m also thankful for our charity named the Healthy Kidchen.

The Healthy Kidchen

What I learned about myself and my family

I learned that I’ll be a great chef someday. I learned that I love cooking and I hate baking. I like to be with my friends and my family.   I also like to learn more recipes.

I learned that my sister wants to be a pianist when she grows up. My brother wants to be a drummer, an artist, a waiter, a basketball player and a chef.

We want to help people. We like to be together. We all want to learn new and wonderful things. We always want to be happy. We want to see everyone really happy. We want everyone to be healthy, too.

What I want to do this year

This year, I’ll complete all of Sylvia Reynoso Gala’s Culinary Arts courses and I’ll join another cooking contest. I’ll cook all the dishes in my cookbooks.

My cookbooks!

That’s it for today everyone! Happy New Year!