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Oxtail Soup

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • u751904 wrote: »
    I attempted an ox tail / stew / soup the other day. I couldn't eat it to be honest it was really too fatty for me. Any hints on making it more palletable please?


    Let it get really cold and the fat will solidify on the surface and then you can scrape all that fat off with a spoon.

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    I find serving an oxtail stew with something starchy, and adding starchy veg to the stew itself to soak up the fat helps, as well as the tip above about removing the fat when cold - it tastes better the next day anyway, as with many stews. Unfortunately, oxtail is a very fatty meat, which is where much of the flavour lies, so it will always taste a bit fatty. Make sure you cook it long and low so the fat within the meat has a chance to melt out to be skimmed off the top.

    You could try adding about a third of lean stewing steak to the mix too - I keep wanting to try this but OH thinks it won't work and the stewing steak will go dry.
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    oxtail? may have some more suggestions or this thread on oxtail soup . Ill merge this later
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  • I made this the other day... never again!

    I paid £7.50 for an oxtail... my butchers prices are normally reasonable... but I thought this was expensive!
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  • babyshoes wrote: »
    I find serving an oxtail stew with something starchy, and adding starchy veg to the stew itself to soak up the fat helps, as well as the tip above about removing the fat when cold - it tastes better the next day anyway, as with many stews. Unfortunately, oxtail is a very fatty meat, which is where much of the flavour lies, so it will always taste a bit fatty. Make sure you cook it long and low so the fat within the meat has a chance to melt out to be skimmed off the top.

    You could try adding about a third of lean stewing steak to the mix too - I keep wanting to try this but OH thinks it won't work and the stewing steak will go dry.
    I always add stewing steak to oxtail stewor brasing steak or casserole cubes or what ever my lovely butcher is trying to get rid of he will be honest and Ill buy it:D I have 4 kids if I was to make it compleatly ox tail Id be broke :rotfl:
    I do mine in the slow cooker and it comes out beautiful if thats any help?
    oxtail is a very fatty meat it used to be a poor mans cut of meat but for some reason the past year or two its really popular and expensive??
  • lucidlucid Forumite
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    i bought ox tail from tesco a couple of weeks ago and it cost less than £3.00 if that helps anyone
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    This is a bit worrying as I too have some oxtail in the freezer,If I skim the solidified fat off apart from compressing it into a ball for the birds is there anything else I could use the fat for ?
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    I made this the other day... never again!

    I paid £7.50 for an oxtail... my butchers prices are normally reasonable... but I thought this was expensive!

    Gosh that is a lot ... it should be a few quid say £3 - £4 max. I think that there are some butcher who are catching onto the budget trend , eg offering cuts which they'd not usually promote at higher prices. As is oxtail suddenly become trendy. Watch out tripe will be £7.50 next.

    Has anyone ever cooked / eaten trip? My husband said he won't... ! what is it with these men?
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    I always add stewing steak to oxtail stewor brasing steak or casserole cubes or what ever my lovely butcher is trying to get rid of he will be honest and Ill buy it:D I have 4 kids if I was to make it compleatly ox tail Id be broke :rotfl:
    I do mine in the slow cooker and it comes out beautiful if thats any help?
    oxtail is a very fatty meat it used to be a poor mans cut of meat but for some reason the past year or two its really popular and expensive??


    I think thats true of most 'cheap' meats.... Since the top chefs starting showing everybody how to use them, its made them trendy and prices have been increased accordingly. :mad:

    Almost no such thing as a 'cheap cut' these days :(
  • u751904 wrote: »
    Gosh that is a lot ... it should be a few quid say £3 - £4 max. I think that there are some butcher who are catching onto the budget trend , eg offering cuts which they'd not usually promote at higher prices. As is oxtail suddenly become trendy. Watch out tripe will be £7.50 next.

    Has anyone ever cooked / eaten trip? My husband said he won't... ! what is it with these men?

    I agree, it was a 1kg, but still I thought it was expensive.

    My Butchers are normally very good value, but I had to order the Oxtail as it seems to be a well sort after item around here!!

    I didn't like it anyway... I only used half... so gave the second half away on freecycles!!
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