Thursday, April 03, 2008

Oxtail Soup

We had bright sunshine all day yesterday, and a combination of snow and rain for most of the night. Looking out my window now, there's fog everywhere as the sun is fighting its way to get out from behind the thick clouds. That's what I love about spring time! You never know what weather you get from one day to the next!

I finally got my hands on some fresh, not frozen (as indicated in bold letters on the packaging) beef oxtail yesterday, and couldn't wait to try out this special recipe.

These are the ingredients that went into a milky, somewhat brothy, and rich oxtail soup I tried using a recipe found at Ioyces site. I followed her method of soaking and blanching the oxtails, added a couple of carrots to her recipe, and increased the onions and garlic (can't help myself!), covered everything in water, boiled and simmered for about 3 hours. Thanks Ioyces for this soup idea!


tigerfish said...

All the essence is in the soup! Perfect for the snow and rain nights :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! Must be very sweet!

ioyces said...

hey sista!!! I also added carrots the last time I made this soup!! hehe!! Great minds think alike!!!! It did seem as though the carrots gave the stock a deeper colour...instead of the more whitish variety sold at Korean stall. ;)
How's your complexion today btw???

wonda said...

Oooh, I miss oxtail soup! Can't even buy the oxtail here. *Sigh*
Do you have any vegetarian dish?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Tigerfish,
Yes, so true!

Hey C,
It was!

Hi Ioyces,
Hey Sista! Yes! LOL! Haven't looked in the mirror yet! :S

Hi Alice,
Awww! Must come visit and I'll make you oxtail soup! OK, will check on some vegetarian dishes for you! :)

Cynthia said...

I have really been missing out on some delicious stuff.

Big Boys Oven said...

very delicious soup!

Anonymous said...

One of my Dad's favorite is Oxtail. The last time he was here, we bought some. My lesson was must wash those Oxtail well before cooking them. Otherwise, it smells even after cooking for a few hours. Dad still ate it with contentment though.

Unknown said...

i love this!...i wish i have a pressure cooker to speed things up ^_^

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Lee Ping,
I soaked mine first, then cleaned it, and there was no smell in the kitchen when I was cooking this soup. Maybe because I used plenty of garlic, and also celery which is supposed to get rid of the gamey taste?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Rita,
I have done it in the pressure cooker before, and it was much faster. But the stove top is fine for staying at home on a cold day too! :)

petite fleur said...

Hi there

I found my way here from Beau Lotus. This sounds good. I'm going to give it a try soon.