I am going to share my recipe. I think the ingredients I used to season the ox tail are great. It provided the ox tail a great flavor.
My Recipe for Ox Tail
|My lunch. Ox tail with red beans and rice.|
- 2 lb of ox tail
- 1 tbsp of fresh thyme
- 2 tsp of kosher salt
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- 4 cloves of fresh garlic
- 2 tsp of truffle oil
First, I recommend to marinate the ox tail for an hour. Put the kosher salt, thyme, and olive oil into a mortar and pestle. Grind up the ingredient and rub on the seasonings on the meat. Then, rub on the crushed garlic on to the ox tail. Allow the meat to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour.
|Marinated ox tail|
Preheat the oven at 375 degree. Put the ox tail in oven proof dish. Add truffle oil along the top and cover the dish. I cooked the ox tail for an hour in the oven. This is where I went wrong. I recommend cooking the ox tail for two to three hours at 325 degrees. Or, I think another great suggestion is to put the meat into a slow cooker for 4 hours with a cup of beef broth.
I plan to continue trying to make this again and better next time. A twitter follower recommend for me to make Osso Bucco. I think I will try to take on this challenge. If you are brave and want to try something different, I think you should try making ox tail.
On a side note, my pets enjoyed eating some of the leftover ox tail and bones. Must be good if the animals are fighting to get to try it. :)