Although I know my American friends do not favour "the extra bits" of an animal, you haven't eaten a deeply satisfying meat stew until you've tasted oxtail! It's such a flavourful meat that it needs little in the way of seasonings. Oxtail comes neatly cut up and packaged, it's clean, and it's oh, so simple to cook. I made it over the weekend, and to us, it's a special treat -- being popular, it's an expensive meat cut.
We had bought some fresh Yakisoba noodles and my boyfriend sort of threw this recipe together. It turned out really well, especially since we like things rather spicy. I've made this with just the chili-garlic sauce and also with a mix of the chili black bean and black bean garlic sauce. Pick your favorite sauce or a combination that sounds good to you.
I was at a friends house helping her cook a Moroccan meal, and she needed a side dish of baby red and white potatoes and some vegetables. What I came up with, with her, was this side dish. If you find that there some potatoes larger than others (and there were in the packages she bought), cut those in half.
Oven roasted wings (or thighs) with a sprinkle of this and a sprinkle of that -- and at the end drizzled with honey and lemon! YUM! :) For easy cleanup, roast wings on parchment paper -- look for za'atar spice mix at international markets or specialty grocery stores! :)
Another recipe I found on MyGourmetConnection.com that sounds so good. Here is what is stated about the recipe: " These oven-roasted wings get plenty of flavor from a marinade of orange juice, soy sauce, sriracha and garlic. Serve by themselves, or with a little bit of sweet Thai chili sauce for dipping." Update 10/13/2013: I have now made these deliciously different wings and loved them. I still made a batch of baked buffalo wings for DH but I just ate these wings. The only change I made was to decrease the oven temp to 425 degrees, as mine seemed to be getting very caramelized/charring at 450.