As we’ve reduced our carbohydrate (sugar) consumption while focussing on a ketogenic Paleo diet, Jeff & I have been working to integrate more organ meats into regular rotation. You may think that includes tongue, but tongue isn’t an organ meat.
Tongue is actually muscle meat. Comparable to roasts, short ribs and steak. It’s not really an organ at all, but you’ll usually find it mixed in with the organs at your local butcher or under the organ meat heading when shopping online.
Tongue is one of those cuts of meat that people have stopped enjoying, which is really a shame because tongue is just as tasty and nutritious as other cuts of muscle meat.
Paleo On A Budget
If you can find it, you should definitely grab it, as it’s likely to be much cheaper than other cuts of meat, due to the lower demand.
Because it’s muscle meat, you can do all the things with tongue that you would do with any other muscle meat. That means you can put it on top of salad, include it as the protein in Paleo Tacos, or stuff it in squash. The options are as limitless as your imagination.
You’ll notice I made a Big Ass Salad, topped with just a few slices of pork tongue and that’s the way it should be.
The Paleo Pyramid
In the Paleo nutritional pyramid, veggies make up the largest section on the bottom and for us that means I prepare at least one salad a day with meat, not the other way around.
Meat has a lot of vital nutrients to offer, but you still need the anti-oxidants and phytochemicals you can only get from vegetables. Don’t make the mistake of assuming cavemen ate nothing but giant pig haunches, because it’s just not true.