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nose to tail and farajullas…

Ok this was fascinating, for me at least. Just when i thought that i knew all the nose to tail tricks of the matanza in order to use every scrap of the animal, my mum tells me of a new one. Believe is or not, they even found a way to use the membrane that contains the intestines of the pig; the “farajullas” of the title of this post. Click on the film below for the full explanation:

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cocido gallego

chorizos

returning to the matanza

chorizos

chocolate con churros

pani puri sunday

cicchetti tea-break

baracca

empanada

further adventures in foraging

revelations in a milanese restaurant

cooking the haul

foraging2

foraging

more foodie questions

foodie questions

nose to tail,

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nose to tail…

Am a big fan of the concept of nose to tail cuisine and i love fergus henderson‘s food, but i grew up with this concept way before i’d heard of him. If you are going to kill a beast for food the least you can do is use every part possible (see previous post). With this in mind i was somewhat excited to find venison tongue at the farmers market on Saturday (a first for me), which i steeped for 24 hours in a strong salt and sugar brine. I then boiled the tongues in some stock flavoured with onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaf and pepper corns etc until tender and the skin comes away easily (about 1 hour 40 mins). I then put them in a bowl under a weighted plate to press them down overnight in the fridge. The next day i sliced the now nicely compacted meat  thinly and made a piedmont style salsa verde to go with it (chop lots of parsley, anchovies, cooked egg yolk, bread soaked in a little vinegar, capers, a little garlic and then glug in some olive oil till it reaches the consistency you want…). The tongues fed 2 of us and cost around £2.50, it also made a great stock to which i am going to use to stew some hare i bought at the same market.

Venison Tongue with salsa verde (Marguerite Patten style overblown, over saturated 70’s kodak colour – resulting in slightly ugly looking but good tasting food – is entirely accidental).

other food posts:

chocolate con churros

pani puri sunday

cicchetti tea-break

baracca

empanada

further adventures in foraging

revelations in a milanese restaurant

 further adventures in foraging

revelations in a milanese restaurant

cooking the haul

foraging2

foraging

more foodie questions

foodie questions

nose to tail,

(s)light relief,

pulpo a la gallega

the matanza

morcilla and dying arts

jamòn serrano