Jamaican oxtail recipe?
- princess MLv 61 decade agoBest Answer
2 lbs. (1 kg.) oxtail
1/4 cup oil
5 cups water
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 sprig thyme
3 slices hot pepper
2 cans of broad beans
Brown oxtail in oil. Add 4 cups of water and boil until tender. Add water if necessary. Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, thyme and hot pepper and salt. Stir for a few minutes. Let simmer until thick. Add remaining water and broad beans. Lower heat, cover and simmer again for 10 minutes.
Best served with rice and peas.
Or try these:
Jamaican Oxtail Stew
3 lbs oxtails
1/2 lb carrots, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups water (or 3 cups water and 1 cup beef stock)
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons tomato paste
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 bay leaf, crumbled
Clean oxtails, trim away any excess fat, and cut into 2-inch pieces.
Combine all ingredients, except the dumplings, in a large, heavy saucepan.
Cover and simmer for about 2 hours.
Add water if necessary.
Stir, add the dumplings, and return to low heat for 20 minutes.
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and slowly add enough cold water to make a stiff dough.
(A sticky dough makes a soft pasty dumpling.).
Knead in the bowl or on a lightly floured board until smooth.
Break off small pieces about the size of a walnut and roll between your hands. It should be similar to a long tube with pointy ends. They're usually about 3-4 inches long.
Add to the stew for the last 20 minutes of cooking.
*As an alternative to the dumplings, 1 1/2 cups large dry lima beans can be added with the other ingredients at the start of the cooking.
Or 1 (16 oz.) can of lima beans can be drained and added 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
2 lb. Oxtail
1 Lg. Onion (chopped)
1 lg. Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
1 tbsp Paprika
2 tbsp. Salt or Seasoned Salt
3 Carrots (cleaned and chopped)
1oz. Jamaican Browning
1 can Butter Beans
2 clove Garlic
6 Pimento Berries (Allspice)
1 oz. Vinegar
Before we start making this stew, I must bring to your attention that there are different ways to make Jamaican-style oxtails, according to my wife Mavis.
The method presented here is one of the ways we know will give you the “seasoned gravy taste.” Another thing, if you cook oxtails very often, lets say twice per week you should invest in a pressure–cooker.
A 14 quart or 20 quart would make you a lot of oxtails in a week, so you decide. OK…
Trim the extra fat from the meat if there is any. Wash oxtails in cold water/vinegar solution. Put the oxtails in the pressure-cooker with the browning, paprika, and salt.
Add 4 cups of water to the pot. Place the pot on the fire and turn the fire to high.
Allow the meat to cook under this high pressure for a limited time. Here’s how, wait until the pressure builds up to its maximum point (threshold), and use your timer or clock to measure two minutes cooking time at maximum pressure.
Turn off the fire and wait another minute. DO NOT REMOVE THE POT COVER.
Slowly remove the pot from the heat source. You can also put the pot in the kitchen sink and run cold water on it; let it cool fast.
When the pot is cool enough, carefully remove the cover and pour the contents into a saucepan. Turn the fire to medium and cook the oxtails until they are medium soft, or soft.
Taste the gravy, now add salt to taste if needed.If the textures of the oxtails are the way you want them to be, add the rest of the ingredients, except the butter beans.
The butter beans should be added two minutes before you finish making this stew.When the stew is ready, you may serve it with White Rice, Rice and Peas, Pasta, Bread, or Yams and Dumplings.
The cooking time for these Jamaican oxtails should take about an hour and a half. That’s a lot less than the usual 4 to 5 hours it takes to cook oxtails.
And the type of oxtails you use can lessen the amount of time it takes when preparing this dish.
I hope this was helpful,Take Care!!! :)
- PaulusLv 61 decade ago
I will be right over, that sounds good!