- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
- Great for home roasting
Our ethos has always been to celebrate the whole carcass, and nose-to-tail cooking and eating is a fundamental part of that. Over the years we have refined recipes that celebrate the versatility and delights of the fifth quarter, and Cured & Smoked Beef* Ox Tongue is a perfect example.
We take our outstanding Cured Beef Ox Tongue to the next level with a light smoke.
After artisanal curing** for superior eating quality, our heritage breed ox tongues spend 6-hours slowly smoking over beech hardwood, resulting in a tongue that is a staple bestseller to our restaurant community.
Chef Val Warner says "ox tongue is delicious as is, but smoked moves into another world of delights.
In a split pea and ham soup, replace the hock or bacon with smoked tongue, and it delivers just as well.
For a lunch that truly wows, try this Poached smoked ox tongue, beetroot, and horseradish cream; serve with sourdough bread and this is just the kind of thing you'd hope to find in a remote pub with uncomfortable furniture, a glowing fire and a stone floor.
In Boston beans, replacing the bacon with tongue makes for a mess of beans that are all at once happy, dark, sweet and savoury.
Barbecue sauce is a winner with tongue. Turn the tongue regularly over the grill and paint generously. Then slice and eat on creamed corn.
Sliced thinly and fried with shallots, chillies, garlic, ginger, soya sauce and Szechuan peppercorns is unutterably brilliant.
Poach cubes of smoked tongue amongst kale and barley, and you’ll have a divine broth.
Give the traditional pasty a facelift, by adding smoked tongue to the potato and onion mix. Spray with an industrial bombardment of black pepper, and it could bolster even the most wind-lashed rambler along a coastal path.
Or browned and braised slowly in a creamy mustard sauce, it’s just heaven when eaten with boiled new potatoes."
*All Swaledale beef is native breed and raised on independent farms and smallholdings dotted around the wildly beautiful Dales. Slow grown and free to roam on lush Yorkshire pasture; the results are exceptional. We also sell Ox Tongue and Cured Beef Ox Tongue.
**We cure our heritage breed ox tongue for superior eating quality and outstanding flavour. Dry-curing is a preservation process that draws moisture out of the tongue, and at the same time intensifies the taste and elevates the texture of the meat. During dry-curing, Swaledale applies an in-house rub to the tongue, and stores it in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. Creating optimum conditions for dry-curing allows the enzymes to get to work, breaking down the proteins and fats and creating intense flavours and distinctive textures. As moisture is extracted the dry-cured meat may lose anything from 20-30% in water weight, creating meat that has a closer grained texture and a denser mouth feel, because, and here’s the beautiful truth, you're getting less water and more meat.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
Sustainable & traceable
We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.