I brought braised tongue for tacos and some home made tortillas, salsa fresca, queso fresco, pickled jalapenos, fresh cilantro in to work to share (had wayyyy to much for just the two of us to eat)
My San Antonio extended family calls the meat ‘barbacoa’ so that’s how I’ve always referred to it, though I think that may be up to interpretation.
The recipe I use is close to this one
though I add onion, garlic, cumin and bay leaves
Anyway… I presented the dish as barbacoa and really, everyone raved
Someone asked me what cut of beef I used… I was hesitant, because of how people react to offal. So I told her and she was quite upset
I said, you liked it right?
Yes, but really?
I should have kept my mouth shut
Should I have presented “tacos de lengua” (the meat is shredded, not sliced) ?
Should I have said “I brought braised tongue tacos”?
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