A recipe for the books – Braised ox tail Stew..yum yum
Since I started living on my own again I have had to learn to budget, and I mean seriously budget. Gone are the days when I would just go out and buy whatever I liked when I liked, living the foodie dream and being able to spend obscene amounts of money on ingredients.
I ate well, but in many respects, I eat even better now because I have to use my knowledge, even more, to get the best out of my shopping trips.
I shop mainly on impulse, I rarely have a list unless I plan to make a certain dish for the blog, so going out and finding some oxtail in the market was a delight, and it’s so cheap. I paid just under £6 for 6 pieces which are enough for 3-4 people if serving with other accompaniments.
Like most cheap cuts oxtail needs long slow cooking, and although this is a fairly simple recipe you need to follow certain steps to get the most from it.
Oxtail has lots of collagen and fat which lubricate the meat while it slowly braises, the collagen breaks down and yields soft, silky and super tender meat. Served with the baked potato mash and you have yourself a rather handsome meal. Apologies for the poor picture, it was dark when I took the photo, a technique I have yet to master.
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About 1kg ox tail (try to get the thick pieces) Mash Ingredients 4 large baking potatoes (I used osprey variety) Try out our Braised ox tail Stew with Kentish ale Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to make Braised ox tail Stew with Kentish ale
500ml Kentish Ale
2 sticks of celery
2 medium onions
3 garlic cloves
500ml good beef stock (Knorr jelly pots are good)
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Salt and black pepper
2 tbsp plain flour
About 1kg ox tail (try to get the thick pieces)
4 large baking potatoes (I used osprey variety)
Try out our Braised ox tail Stew with Kentish ale Recipe and post your results below in the comments…