Saturday, December 3, 2011

How to Prepare Gyutan


If you can't buy gyu-tan already prepared (or want to save some money) a whole beef tongue can be a little daunting and very tricky to prepare for Yakiniku or other Japanese dishes.  Here is the easy way to skin and slice your gyu-tan perfectly:
  1. Rinse tongue well under cold running water.
  2. Stretch tongue out flat and wrap with plastic wrap.  
  3. Place in freezer for about 4 hours or until semi-frozen (a little stiff but soft enough to slice easily.  Alternately, freeze and then defrost in fridge until semi-frozen)
  4. The skin can now be easily sliced off with a sharpened knife
  5. Slice thinly.
  6. One tongue serves about 3 people for yakiniku, or more if other meats are also used.
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your post! I lived in Japan for three years and was craving Yakiniku. I bought a toungue and had no idea what to do! You saved my day :) Thanks!

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  2. I love Yakiniku but don't know how to prepare an ox tongue. Thank you for the how to! By the way, your family photo looks wonderful & lovely!

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