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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food


Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps

Oxtail is a very cheap cut of meat and is very flavoursome, cooked in the right way it’s tender and gives the most wonderful juices for a heavenly sauce.

You will need;

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food1 - Onion
1 – Carrot
550 GM - Oxtail
150 Ml - Red Wine
300 Ml - Beef Stock
A little Olive Oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
2 teaspoons - Italian Seasoning
2 teaspoons – Corn Flour mixed with 50 Ml water

For the parsnip crisps;

1 – Parsnip
A little Olive Oil

Roughly chop the carrot and onion and fry in a little olive oil 10 minutes.

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food

Add the Oxtail, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and keep turning until the oxtail is browned all over.

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food
Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food

Add the beef stock and the wine and bring to the boil

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food

Transfer to a casserole dish, cover and put in a 130°c oven for 3 hours.

For the parsnip crisps slice off very thin slithers from the parsnip with a speed peeler, place in a tray and sprinkle with a little olive oil the put under a hot grill for 5 or 6 minutes.

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food
Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food







After the 3 hours take the braised oxtail out of the oven, separate the oxtail and put it on a plate

Pour the liquid through a sieve then skim off as much of the fat from the top as you can with a spoon

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food

Pour into a pan and put on a medium heat and mix in the cornflour paste to thicken it, leave to simmer while 
you pull the meat off the oxtail bones and cut out any gristle.


Serve with creamy mash and pour the sauce over. 

Braised Oxtail in Red Wine with Parsnip Crisps ~ Simple Food