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Old 11-19-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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2 pounds of oxtails...and no ideas

I have two pounds of tails thawing out for tonights dinner..

I'd love to get some ideas from you guys on what to do with them.
I'm looking for something NOT tomato based...it can have tomatoes in it but not as a main taste. Hubby is tired of all the tomato things I make him. lol.

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Old 11-19-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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Oxtail soup, with barley. mmmm. Brings back memories. That was my mother's best soup.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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Do you have a recipe Pacanis? Or do I just make my regular beef soup ( using the oxtails instead of stewmeat?)
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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I don't have a recipe. It was basically a beef and vegetable soup with barley. I love barley and have attempted it myself a few times using regular beef. I remember she would leave the meat right on the bones. A lot fell off, but there was a fair amount of rolling the small bone around your mouth to get the meat off, too.
I wish I had her recipe.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:44 PM   #5
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If you have time, Braised Oxtails with Fennel. Braise as you normally would but substitute fennel for the onion.. delicious..

Serve with a curried mashed potato or mashed turnips with carrots... very nice.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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Substitute the oxtail for lamb in this. You probably aren't going to get all of the ingredients but you can use the recipe as a guide for the flavor components:

Chinese-Style Oven Braised Lamb Shanks with Five Spice Lamb Jus and Asian Gremolata
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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The stews, the soups, the list of recipes could be endless.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:26 PM   #8
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What's your favorite Charlie?
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:17 PM   #9
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Oxtail stew - one of my favourites when I was young.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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I love simple stews and all kind of soups. Ox tail happened to be great for either one. If you go with soup you have more options.
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