Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oxtail Stew

This recipe is courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2006, I found it on the Food Network website here. I made some modifications, for instance, I modified it to cook for a longer period in my crock pot. The crock pot is great for long cooking, but terrible for browning and getting a fond, so do all the browning and reducing in a dutch oven then transfer it to your crock pot for the long cook.

Browned Oxtails
       1 T. Emril's Essence, recipe follows
       1 cup all-purpose flour
       Salt and freshly ground black pepper
       4 lbs oxtails
       10 bacon slices, chopped
       2 large onions, chopped
       2 large carrots, chopped
       2 large celery stalks, chopped
       6 garlic cloves, chopped
       1/4 cup tomato paste
       4 tsp fresh thyme leaves
       1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine
       1 (28-ounce) can chopped Italian tomatoes
       1 (14 1/2-ounce) can beef broth