Oxtail Stew

We like stew because you don’t have to do much to make it. All you need is a slow cooker, a bit patience and a good sleep at night. This week I made Oxtail  stew and this was the first time I saw my wife ate twice oxtails as she used to. This is one of my happiest moments–my family enjoys the food I cook.

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Ingredients:

1. Oxtail: 1.2 kg

2. A handful of carrots

3. 4 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp cooking wine, 2 tbsp cooking oil, 10 rock sugars, hot water

4. 3 dry red peppers, 6 Szchuan peppers (optional), 3 pieces of ginger,  1 bay leaf, 2 star anise, half a cinnamon bar

Steps:

1. Chop the carrots.

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2. Blanch the oxtail. Be sure to add the cooking wine and ginger to the pot.

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2. Get a big pan. Add the cooking oil and turn on medium heat. Now let’s melt some rock sugars. Once this is done, we add the oxtails. Stir steadily for about 1 minutes. This step is totally for the color.

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3. Get your slow cooker and all in! Now we add hot water (it has to be hot) until all ingredients submerge.

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4. OK, set the slow cooker to low heat and let’s wait 7 hours (that’s where the good sleep comes in). Then we move everything to a different pot, set the heat to high and vaporize 2/3  water. As you can see, there is a lot of fat. But once the water is vaporized, we can get rid of most of it.

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5. Enjoy!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. hadorable says:

    Thank you for sharing! Must try!

    1. jingz8804 says:

      Thanks! Hope you like it after trying out the recipe!

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