Savoury homemade oxtail

One of my favourite recipes to make is this savoury style oxtail with rice and peas. Oxtail is a great source of protein, iron, and calcium which are great benefits for our body. This meal makes me feel energized and healthy. I hate having the feeling of “over-eating” or bloating. It is a two day process, make sure you are ready and committed before you begin! 

What you’ll need: 4 servings

  • 2 lbs of oxtail precut
  • 1 small tomato 
  • 1 small yellow onion 
  • 5-8 garlic cloves
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon organic ketchup
  • 1 can of organic coconut milk 
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper 
  • 2 limes
  • 1 small ginger minced
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • Fresh thyme
  • 1 Banana pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to season
  • Allspice seasoning 
  • 1/4 water
  • Avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar

-After you wash your oxtail bones clean, leave it in a bowl with cold water and lime pieces for 30 mins .

-To begin your marinade, add a handful of cilantro, celery, garlic, lime juice, thyme, green onions, banana pepper and water into a blender. You will use this sauce when marinating your oxtail. 

-Drain your oxtail from the lime water and add it to a fresh bowl. 

-Add chopped onions, tomato, hot pepper, cilantro, lime, and your sauce that you just blended into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add 1/4 cup water.

-Add in salt, pepper, and allspice.

-Let this sit in your fridge covered for 24 hours!

-In a large pan on high heat, add avocado oil.

-Add your 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and wait till you get a caramelized colour. Be careful not to burn your sugar!

-Add in your oxtail pieces, and stir.  (Do not toss out the remaining marinade in the bowl, you will need it)

-On medium heat, close your pot for 10 minutes until your oxtail is fully brown and sizzling.

-Add in 1 can of coconut milk and the remaining marinade from the bowl.

-Let this simmer on low heat now for 5-7 hours.

Rice & Peas 

  • You will need: 
  • 3 cups of white rice
  • 1 can of organic coconut milk
  • Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Scallion 
  • 2 Garlic gloves
  • Salt, Pepper to season
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper 

-Wash your rice thoroughly until water is clear

-In a pot, add rice, coconut milk, thyme, scallion, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, on medium heat for 30 minutes.  Do not chop your garlic cloves, scallion, and scotch bonnet pepper.

-Add salt and pepper

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