Take an oven-proof casserole and sear the oxtail pieces in a
few tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add
coarsely chopped onions, carrot and garlic.
Put the pot without lid in an oven preheated at 200°C for 20
minutes. Then put a few tablespoons of tomato paste on top of
the preparation and let it rest in the oven for another 10
Remove the meat and the vegetables from the casserole and
put everything in a soup kettle.
Make a bouquet garni of celery and leek, celeriac strips,
parsley stems, thyme sprigs, bay leaves. Place this on top of
the meat and fill with cold water until everything is submerged.
Let simmer for at least 2½ to 3 hours over medium heat.
Remove the oxtail pieces from the soup and cut off the meat,
without the fat. Keep the meat covered for further use. Pour
the soup through a fine sieve.
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pepper and salt
Now you can choose: if you go for the version of a clear
broth, you let the soup rest overnight. Scoop off the remaining
fat the next day. Warm up the soup. Season with splashes of
Madeira and drops of meat extract.
Cut a piece of fresh carrot, leek, celery and celeriac in a fine
julienne. Leave this yarn in the soup. Finally add the meat so
that it is also heated.
Pour the soup into preheated plates and finish with pieces of
meat and julienne. You can add some chopped chives as
If you go for a tichened soup, make a light roux (butter and
flour). Dilute this with the warm oxtail soup until you have the
You can even make an oxtail cream soup by mixing the
tickened soup with some cream.
oxtail soup - oxtail cream soup