Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
My boyfriend told me I should try making something with oxtail and, although I will probably never eat it, I thought I'd try this. The recipe comes from Stella Standard's book (Soup for All Seasons). Prep and cook times are both estimates.
- Wash the oxtails and cut them in 4-inch lengths. Put them in a pot with all the ingredients except the wine. Bring to a simmer and skim. Cover and cook slowly 1 1/2 hours.
- Remove the oxtails and puree the soup. Put the oxtails in a pan, add the wine, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
- Remove all the meat from the bones and add it, along with the wine, to the soup.
- Put one tablespoon of madeira in each soup bowl and cover with boiling soup.