I went to the woods because i wanted to live deliberately,
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.
3 bonus points for the film.
This weekend i discovered 3 things
1. Bridal consultations in the snow are fun
2. The Hound's enjoyment of snow is inversely proportional to the depth of said snow.
3. Nobody blogs oxtail recipes, because the end result isn't pretty.
but it tastes amazing. I think my last experience of oxtail was in a tin, at the home of a school friend aged 7.
The lady at the butchery counter saw me coming, could sense my keen nose for a bargain, and reduced the oxtail as i stood there. I didn't stand a chance.
After consultation of The Stamford Hen, and Nigel and Hugh, I realised I didn't have all the ingredients to make any of their suggestions, so a hybrid ensued.
Coat in seasoned flour
Brown and set aside
Add chopped carrots and onion to the pan
Sweat until softened
Add cinnamon, star anise, bay, peppercorns.
Return the oxtail to the pan
Add red wine and beef stock
Simmer for 3 hours partially covered.
The meat will fall off the bones, but you should definitely suck the life out of them just to be sure you have every last bit.
Serve with mashed potato
Posted by Miss Pickering at 2:27 PM