Sunday, October 22, 2006

Oxtail stew with winter vegetables.

1 oxtail
Ginger and garlic
Herbs and spices
1 onion
2 carrots
3 parsnips
1 large leek
1 swede or turnip
1/2 bottle red wine
Frozen winter vegetable mix
Crusty bread

Oxtail needs to be gently summered for a long time. A pressure cooker is ideal for this.
Brown the oxtail, onion, leek, garlic and ginger.
Add the herbs and spices.
Add the carrots, parsnips and swede / turnip.
Add the red wine and bring to the boil.
Pressure cook for an hour.
Allow to cool and skim off the excess fat.
Lightly mash the vegetables - this makes the gravy much thicker.
Add packet of winter vegetables and warm through.
Serve with sprig of parsley and bread to mop up the delicious gravy.

And another picture from another winter!

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