Tripe is quite smelly. Here is a method for preparing pork large intestine, small intestine, and other stinky offal to remove the smell.
Tripe Is Stinky
Naturally, if you use the Japanese recipe, the smell will be too strong to eat. So, here is a method of preparation that will thoroughly remove the smell.
Soak in Milk
The most important thing is milk. Just soaking them in milk will reduce the smell considerably. Even if you think it doesn’t smell bad, it is safe to soak it for at least 30 minutes. If the smell is too strong, replace the milk and repeat a couple of times for a much better result.
Plenty of Ginger
Boil it quickly to remove the lye, then boil it with a lot of ginger. You can also add onions. In Japan, they say to use the green part of the Japanese spring onion, but unfortunately we don’t have it here.
Protect the House from Smell!
This is a great way to get rid of odors. In particular, it makes a big difference with the milk. If you start with boiling, the smell of the tripe will fill the whole house. I know you don’t want to get sick before you eat it. I recommend dipping them in milk.
Click here for a recipe for stewed pork tripe.
Preparing Pork Large and Small Intestines for Stew
- pork small or large intestine
- Processing 500g of frozen pork large intestine resulted in 150g, and processing 900g of small intestine resulted in 200g.
- Click here for a story exploring how to prepare large & small intestines.Eat Pig Tripe and Motsuni, Japanese Tripe Stew OverseasIn Finland, I challenged myself to prepare and eat small & large intestines of pork in order to eat Motsuni, Japanese tripe stewe overseas.pig tripe
- Run water through the inside of the intestine and wash it thoroughly. It is easy to do this by leaving the water running from the faucet and pouring it over the intestines.
- Cut open the intestine with scissors. The large intestine is thick and needs to be cut firmly. The small intestine is thin and can be cut simply by pressing the scissors against it.
- Wash the intestines thoroughly until the water runs clear.
- Place the drained tripe in a bowl, pour and cover with milk, and let sit for 30 minutes. If the room temperature is too high, put it in the refrigerator.
- Discard the milk and rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear.
- If the smell is too strong, put them in the milk again.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the tripe, and boil for about 5 minutes.
- Put the tripe in a colander and rinse until the water runs clear. Remove the folds from the surface of the large intestine, as there is often dust on the inside.
- Cut into bite-size pieces with scissors.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and boil the tripe with plenty of sliced ginger.
- Remove the tripe and check the smell. When the smell is gone, the preparation is complete.
- The tripe can be frozen in this state.
- Click here for instructions on how to prepare beef tripe and gialla for boiling.Beef 4th Stomach Abomasum, Prepared for StewWhen preparing abomasum, it is not wise to boil it from the beginning. Soaking abomasum in milk and boiling it with celery is an easy way.
- For a recipe for soy sauce-flavored stewed tripe, click here.Soy Flavoerd Motsuni, Japanese Tripe Stwe with IntestineIt's important to prepare and remove the smell of the tripe before cooking. This recipe is made with soy sauce, simple and tasty motsuni.
- For a recipe for miso-flavored stewed tripe, click here.Miso Motsuni, Japanese Tripe Stew with Pig IntestineIf you prepar properly, you can eat even stinky tripe. Miso will be even less stinky. This Motsuni has a sweet and salty taste that is comforting.