Rustic Tuscan Stuffed Tomatoes or Mushrooms Hi Guys! I’m back today with the second of three recipes featuring Giorgio BLENDABELLA . This is the second recipe that I’ve entered in the BLENDABELLA Summer Blogger Recipe Challenge. Rustic Tuscan Stuffed Tomatoes or Mushrooms is an Italian inspired …
Category: Pork Recipes
Asparagus and Bacon Quiche Asparagus and Bacon Quiche, heck quiche in general is delicious. You can served quiche anytime! I like to serve quiche for dinner and the left-overs are great served the next day for breakfast or as a light lunch. All you need …
Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew
Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew has become a fast, family favorite. Oxtail now comes mainly from beef and are hugely flavorful. Oxtail, like short ribs, are best when braised, which makes them perfect for slow cooking. Long hours of cooking turns oxtails into fall off the bone delicious. This recipe has been in my “draft” file since February and it’s high time that I posted this sensational recipe.
I have been wanting to make a recipe using oxtails ever since a saw a package of oxtail at my favorite grocery store, Trigs located in Rhinelander WI. I swear, you can find anything and everything at Trigs and if you can’t find it at Trigs, all you have to do is ask someone and they will find it for you. Seriously, that’s how wonderful they are. Now on to the recipe…What the heck are oxtails?
What are Oxtails?
The oxtail was once really from an ox but nowadays the term generally refers to a beef or veal tail. Though its quite bony, this cut of meat is very flavorful. Because it can be extremely tough, depending on the age of the animal, oxtail requires long, slow braising. It’s often used in stews or soups. A hearty English classic oxtail soup, includes vegetables, barley and herbs and can be flavored with sherry or Madeira.
Oxtail was once considered a very cheap cut of meat and was often either discarded or sold for literally pennies. It was considered as peasant food or as a very inexpensive cut of meat. Today on the other hand, oxtail has really come into its own. Now considered as a delicacy, the price of oxtail has sky-rocketed and is now considered a specialty cut of meat. People can’t resist the detectable, creamy white, bone marrow.
An often overlooked and by-passed meat, Oxtails need to make a comeback and spend some time in the spotlight. Once an inexpensive cut of meat, Oxtail has become expensive. Wait until they go on sale and stock up. Be sure to serve this delicious stew with thick slices of buttered bread.