I am still learning a lot from my mother. Every time I visit her I find her doing something new or different in the way she cooks. I learned this one from her recently. When I was growing up she used to make a couple of oxtail soups that were just delish! That’s the only way I had ever had oxtail. I’ve never seen it served anywhere else so I have no idea how else to prepare it. One google search will probably fix that though.
On our visit that day she served it as a stew, and it was so so so good. I was also surprised at how simple it was to make and how few the ingredients were.
All you need is:
1 tail, pre-cooked/boiled , salted
2 large carrots (or 4 little ones)
5 to 7 cloves of garlic
You’ll need to let the stock settle aside for a while so that the oil can separate. Spoon out as much of that oil as possible before using the stock.
Remember to taste for salt after it has reduced not before (^_^) If it needs more you can add it with a little bit if water and continue to simmer just a bit longer till it reduces again.
It seems rather simple, and it is. Simply delicious!