Saturday, 31 January 2015

Favourite Recipes One for a cold winter's day

Number 2 - Oxtail Stew

This is absolutely delicious, probably because it's cooked over two days.


Ingredients - mine, because I didn't have everything required for  the written recipe. (Make it Fast Cook it Slow)

3 large pieces of oxtail

2 potatoes, chopped in bite-sized chunks
 1 large parsnip, chopped into bit-sized chunks
1 large can of chopped tomatoes in juice
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

1/ tsp ground ginger
1 cup red wine
Rich beef stock

Method (again, mine adapted from the book)
rub a bit of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot stoneware
Put the oxtails in and cover with the spices 

Add tomatoes, vegetables, wine, and stock
Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours.

Cool, store overnight in cold.

The following day, skim off as much fat as possible (there will be a lot) Cook on low for 8-10 hours

The result is a rich, hearty stew full of flavour and beefy goodness.