Looking for something new for dinner? Need a good basic recipe that is easy to follow? Oxtails may be what you’ve been looking for.
a tea kettle’s worth of boiled water
tomato or tomato sauce
onion, garlic, scalions to taste
salt/pepper any spice you wish to include
I usually count for 2 pounds per person and throw in a little extra for good measure.
Heat up a big pot. Put in some oil. When hot, throw in your oxtails and sear on all sides. Salt & Pepper at this point, you always want to flavor each step of your dish! When you’ve seared all the sides, throw in all the onions/garlic/scallions and saute for a sec, while opening the can of tomato sauce OR just use a few tomatoes. Add the boiling water on top of all this until it is all covered. Bring the whole pot to a boil. You can add the a little red wine at any point. Once boiling, bring down the heat medium or low and cover. Now set your timer for about 1 hour… BUT don’t forget to keep checking it. I like to let it simmer for 2 or 3 hours, that’s just me, I like it to fall off the bone!
This is the perfect dish to serve with rice. Since I watch Survivor, I know many people don’t know how to cook rice. It is so simple! 1 part rice to 2 parts water! that’s it! The best tip is to use boiled water while it is hot. I like to saute the grains before, put some oil in a pot, add your 1 part rice… saute over medium low heat. Add salt, garlic to taste. Keep on with the saute. When you see the rice is totally seperated from eachother, add the 2 parts HOT water. Now bring the whole thing to a boil… make sure your pot is big enough and won’t boil out of the pot! Once boiling bring way down low and cover, generally 25 minutes does the trick but check at 20 to make sure.
Serve both together and enjoy.