You're probably looking at this and wondering WTF i have here on my cutting board.
Well, this is a boiled cow tongue (lengua) which needs to be peeled of that gross outer white layer and sliced. I boiled it for 2 hours with bay leaves and quartered onion.
2nd pic- This is raw beef kidney (looks gross, i know) but those of you who know me, know i love the food that most people won't touch. This type of stuff isnt weird or gross to me because I was raised to eat "weird" and "bizarre" food growing up in an household. I have never prepared kidney, but I did some digging about how to prepare it and went with boiling it for about 45 min. Let me tell you, that shit smells fucking weird, but after boiling it and rinsing it with cold water, it smelled a lot like liver and less off-putting. I assume the weirdness was the blood that was being boiled out. After marinating it in a tequila/lime marinade (and other ingredients) then sauteeing it, it turned out pretty damn delicious. (See 4th pic)
3rd pic - This is the tequila/lime marinade. There's olive oil, soy sauce, cumin, oregano, cilantro, lime juice, salt, black pepper, and (i used bc its all i had)
4th pic - This is the beef kidney, cooked and ready to be eaten! It's got a really good earthy flavor similar to heart and slightly livery.
5th pic - Pork (left), beef kidney (middle), beef tongue/lengua (right) with corn tortilla, chopped onion, jalapeno, cilantro. And lime wedges.
I did these more street style. I am not a fan of cheese, tomatoes, or lettuce in my tacos. It takes away from the flavor of the meat IMO.
I fucking love tacos. I think @ would be proud of me 😁