How much to cook aspic from the tongue?

Boil aspic from the tongue for 2 hours . In total, it will take 2.5 hours to prepare aspic from the tongue .

How to cook aspic from the tongue

Beef tongue – half of the tongue weighing about 300 grams
Carrots – 2 pieces
Onions – 1 head
Quail eggs – 2 pieces
Olives or black olives – 10 pieces
Lemon – a quarter
Parsley – a few sprigs
Gelatin – 1 tablespoon (agar-agar)
Bay leaf – 1 piece
Black peppercorns – 5 peas
Salt – 1 teaspoon with a slide

How to cook aspic from the tongue
1. Boil the tongue until tender.
2. Strain the beef tongue broth into a bowl, squeeze the juice of a quarter of a lemon into it.
3. Rinse the tongue under cold water and remove the skin, cut into cubes or rub on a coarse grater.
4. Pour gelatin with a small amount of water and leave for 30 minutes, then reheat.
5. Pour the gelatin into the broth, mix and strain again.
6. Cook carrots and quail eggs separately.
7. Peel the carrots, cut into circles and cut decorations (leaves or flowers) from each circle.
8. Peel the quail eggs and cut into transverse circles.
9. Prepare forms for filling, put a tongue at the bottom of each form.
10. Put carrots, quail eggs, olives and parsley leaves, taking into account that the finished aspic will be turned upside down.
11. Gently pour in the gelatin mixture.
12. Cool the aspic.
13. Put the filling in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
14. Serve the aspic on flat plates, turning the aspic on them.

See more recipes for aspic fish and vegetables.

Tasty Facts

How to make aspic without gelatin
Beef tongue aspic can be made by replacing the gelatin mass with steep chicken broth.

How to decorate aspic
Vegetables: canned green peas and corn; boiled carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, beets.
Mushrooms: pickled and fresh boiled champignons.
Greens: dill, parsley.
Eggs: chicken and quail.
Also: unsweetened berries.

How to decorate aspic
When preparing aspic, it is important that you can cook it in layers. For example, first of all, you can put dill and quail eggs (so that they do not touch and do not crumple), wait for solidification. Then lay out the carrots and olives, and only put the beef tongue in the third layer.

Aspic for the holiday
Aspic can be decorated according to the theme of the holiday – for example, the New Year is coming soon and it will be relevant to put the inscription “Happy New Year 2018” on a wide dish with olives or peas.