I learned to make this when I was living in Barbados. My friend, who is the grandson of a well known local cook in Speightstown (Mile and a Quarter), never used measurements, so everything here is approximated to the best of my ability. Feel free to play around with it, as it is hard to go wrong. You can find all the ingredients at any West Indian supermarket. This is the best oxtail stew I have ever had and I consider myself quite the connoisseur. If you want to impress your West Indian friends, try this delicious dish.