Mexican Boiled Bull’s head taco, yummy.



I thought I would tear myself away from cricket and yellow plastic tape. We know what our PM Turnbull said about it all. “We all work … “We’re very quick to damn nations that cheat in any way or go beyond the rules. “It’s black and white. This clearly is against the laws of the game and we’ve just had our national captain admit they sat down, premeditated, pre-planned a way to cheat. “I’m not going to accept behaviour that is dishonest. “It needs condemnation”. ” A shocking error of judgement.”

Now with the thirtieth poll out soon with 29 of those polls negative to the present Government and in favour of the opposition, we shall see if Father Turnbull will also stick to his mantra of honour, respect etc., and resign. After all, that was the reason given by Turnbull why the previous PM had to step down. Mr Abbot had lost 30 polls. It will be untenable if Turnbull does not step down. The present furore over the cricket will be nothing compared if Turnbull does not step down.

Here is something that will restore calm and serenity to our nation. During times of disquiet and tension, eating a nice meal is always welcome.

I was surprised and much relieved about this lovely recipe of boiled bull’s head food, wrapped inside a taco shell. The recipe comes complements of the well know author Lily Brett.

  1. Get a nice large, virile, and proud looking bull’s head (preferably from a bull reared on the plains of central NSW and having covered at least 150 heifers),  and boil it in a large container. The horns must be kept on.

2. Have at least one kilo of brown onions and garlic to taste, mixed in.

3. Some salt, lots of dry coriander and chillies.

Travelling through Mexico most boiled bull’s heads look much the same, but taste can vary enormously. Most people queue up at their favourite stalls. The boiled head is stripped bare including its eyes, cheeks, tongue, brain and outer skin. The resulting bits and pieces are wrapped in the tortillas or taco shells.

One can also order the tortillas with specific parts of the bull. You can order bull’s head eye tortilla, or just tongue taco. The choices are really endless but it is a much favoured dish by the Mexicans. They eat it with side dishes of lemon wedges, chilli, tomatoes cucumber. At the end there is nothing left of the bull’s head except some white bones, teeth and perhaps the horn.

Try it.


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16 Responses to “Mexican Boiled Bull’s head taco, yummy.”

  1. gerard oosterman Says:

    Boiled Turn-bull head coming soon, perhaps?

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      We shall see, Gerard.
      It is a given that the next and final poll will be negative for Mr Malcolm Turnbull’s Government. Right now, he must be racking his brain on how to respond to the poll. His legal training will produce some slick answers which he, together with his wife Lucy, is probably practicing in front of the mirror right now.

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  2. stuartbramhall Says:

    Good luck to you. It’s about time Australia had a sane government that at least made some effort to represent the interests of its population.

    Liked by 2 people

    • gerard oosterman Says:

      It will be interesting to see if Mr Turnbull is big enough to concede he has failed in Governing Australia to a better place.
      It can’t be easy for a man steeped in narcissism.
      Australia is chronically short on revenue and yet he thinks that giving huge tax concessions to big business will somehow bring in more money.
      They are even more chronically short on compassion, which Labor is not much better on. Can one imagine the state of the refugees now in their fifth year of incarceration?
      And we go on about cricket and fairness!

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  3. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Hmmm, bulls head. I grew up eating tongue, Gerard. Quite tasty. Throw on a little catchup and it was dinner. My mother also liked the brains, but they were a bit beyond me. I wonder if they would make politicians smarter? –Curt

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  4. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    My parents were farmers and they never wasted any part of the cow or chicken. So, we ate some interesting food growing up. I just poured homemade ketchup on anything I didn’t like. Ha. 🙂

    The first time I saw an advertisement for Cabeza Tacos was at a restaurant in San Diego, California in the 1990’s. 🙂

    Is a poll like an election? I hope the best for your country and it’s leaders.
    HUGS!!! 🙂 to you and Helvi! 🙂

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  5. gerard oosterman Says:

    Yes, Carolyne.
    My parents also brought us up not to waste food. If there were remnants that had past their edibility, mum would go feed the chickens down the canal behind where she was living.
    A poll is a survey to test or gauge future trend in politics or food preferences, movies or anything of public interest.
    They are usually performed by professional companies.
    Hugs for you.
    How are you going?

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  6. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Hmm, I approve of the full use of an animal if we are going to kill and eat it… just not sure if this is my dish.

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  7. gerard oosterman Says:

    Cabeza Tacos is what this dish is named which sounds a lot better than boiled bull’s head.
    The bit taken out of Lily Brett’s book struck a chord. She often writes about the absurd which I like.

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  8. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Lord have mercy. Never in my time would I ever eat a boiled bulls’ head. It sounds disgusting and barbaric. But aside from that it is too bad the US does not have a poll that would demand resignation. We are stuck with Trump and he is firmly planted even with all the collusion [, money laundering, and other crooked dealings. He has appointed his personal physician to head the health department, One politician equated that to someone hiring their uber driver to head the transportation department.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yet we eat boiled chicken mince that could well hold all sorts of funny ingredients. You know, Ivonne, those heart shaped crumbed chicken schnitzels at supermarkets are hardly chicken anymore. I am very suss of them.
      Perhaps a couple of chickens have flown over them!

      At least if you see the horns sticking up from the steaming pot you know it is a bull.

      How are you going, Ivonne?

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      • petspeopleandlife Says:

        I am hanging on for an 81 year old. Don’t spread the word. 🙂 I take meds for hypertension and a med to help keep my heart from beating too fast. Also take a blood thinner but not on a regular basis because it causes extreme fatigue. I really need to get an ablation done and that might help to cut down on the meds that make me so tired. Thanks for asking. I hope all is well with you and Helvi.


      • gerard oosterman Says:

        Things are OK with Helvi. Sometimes it feels that medical appointments is what keeps us going, like hanging onto floating wreckage.
        Helvi has a fast heartbeat and low blood pressure for which she takes a bit of medication.

        As soon as a break comes we would like to go for a short holiday somewhere.
        Hope you are feeling alright Ivonne. Feeling ‘alright’ is what the elderly at supposed to enjoy.


  9. shoreacres Says:

    I’ll pass on those tacos. However! I just found this little article which delighted me no end: both because I admire the building, and because I understood the solution to the problem. Things mathematical sometimes pass me by, but in this case, it certainly was an elegant solution.


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