Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup

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When it comes to Oxtail Soup, there are many ways in which it can be enjoyed. Oxtail itself is very tasty with such a unique and delicious flavour, and as a special request from my husband I made this Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup so we can all have a hearty meal while we were all sick and rundown for the entire week.

The soup is so easy, straightforward to make and requires very little work from our side, making it an ideal dish to serve for dinner… and once you take a taste of the oxtail, you’ll want to make it monthly ritual, at the very least! 🙂



A Taste of delicious flavours

This Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup recipe is very straight forward and doesn't require much effort for our side with an end result so deliciously tasty!
Oxtail Soup with a side of rice and salad

Oxtail Soup at its simplest

This type of meat requires a few hours to cook to acquire its delicious taste since it is quite bony and fatty, making it a perfect chunk of meat to enjoy in different types of food.

Oxtail is skinned and cut into smaller sections, where each section has a tailbone with some juicy marrow in the center surrounded by a bony part of meat. This is what makes this type of meat perfect for stocks and soups and very common in Korean and African cuisine. I kept this recipe as simple as possible for my husband and I to enjoy the flavour of the meat itself and when I researched, I found that Koreans make Oxtail Soup similar to mine.

Oxtail is actually quite fatty, which I personally love, but feel free to chop of the fat before boiling! If you are anything like me and my husband, with different preferences, you can cook the oxtail with the fat and once served, the fat can come off easily. Two in one, perfect right!?


What to serve with Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup

Oxtail soup fills you with such warmth, exactly what you need this time of year! And what goes perfect with Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup is some boiled rice, making it a filling dish, with a combination of explosive flavours for you and your family to enjoy. The different colours that make up the Oxtail Soup serve even better on your dining table.

In addition to rice, you can also make some fresh homemade salad to go with your Oxtail Soup with a side of fresh bread to dip in the broth.

Oxtail Soup is already rich in flavour but side dishes also contribute unique flavours making your meal that little bit better 🙂


Deliciously warm and satisfying

This deliciously warm and satisfying Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup will go down so well with your family and friends.
The spring onions give a new taste to Oxtail Soup

Ingredients

  • Oxtail
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bay Leaves
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Spring Onion
Ingredients needed for your Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup

Step by Step

Starting with your onions, peel and chop them into large chunks. Peel the garlic, leaving them as whole cloves and put aside.

Salt the oxtail meat generously and add it to a pot, squeeze the large lemon and pour water on top of the meat. Keeping the lemon inside the pot, boil for about 30 minutes.

Salt your meat generously for your Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup and add lemons to cleanse it well.

The water that has boiled with the lemon and salt cleanses your meat. Pour this water out along with the lemon slices and give the meat a good rinse.

After washing all the water out of the pot, add fresh water back in with the meat, garlic cloves and onion chunks. Add a generous amount of salt, pepper and bay leaves.

Put to boil for 3 hours on medium heat.

Add enough peppers and bay leaves to cook well with your Oxtail.

After the oxtail has boiled, take the meat out and put in a large serving bowl.

Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup is such a tasty dish and can be cooked both with and without its fat.

Strain the juice from the pot, taking out the garlic cloves and onion chunks from the broth. Add the drained broth on top of the oxtail in the serving bowl.


Remember to squeeze the garlic and onions to keep the extra puree that comes out and add it to your serving bowl.

Chop the spring onions and add to the serving bowl.

A colourful and exotic Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup recipe.

Boil some rice on the side, serve and enjoy 🙂


Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I keep my Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup in the fridge?

Your oxtail soup can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 5 days or frozen in an air tight container for up to 3 months.

Why does Oxtail need to be cooked for so long?

Oxtail is made up of bone and fat and so needs enough time to cook and soften.

Can I reheat oxtail soup?

Yes, it can easily be reheated in the microwave or on a stove top until warm enough to eat.


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Simple Homemade Oxtail Soup

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 3 hour Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Starting with your onions, peel and chop them into large chunks. Peel the garlic, leaving them as whole cloves and put aside.

  2. Salt the oxtail meat generously and add it to a pot, squeeze the large lemon and pour water on top of the meat. Keeping the lemon inside the pot, boil for about 30 minutes.

  3. The water that has boiled with the lemon and salt cleanses your meat. Pour this water out along with the lemon slices and give the meat a good rinse.

  4. After washing all the water out of the pot, add fresh water back in with the meat, garlic cloves and onion chunks. Add a generous amount of salt, pepper and bay leaves.

  5. Put to boil for 3 hours on medium heat.

  6. After the oxtail has boiled, take the meat out and put in a large serving bowl.

  7. Strain the juice from the pot, taking out the garlic cloves and onion chunks from the broth. Add the drained broth on top of the oxtail in the serving bowl.

  8. Remember to squeeze the garlic and onions to keep the extra puree that comes out and add it to your serving bowl.

  9. Chop the spring onions and add to the serving bowl.

  10. Boil some rice on the side, serve and enjoy 🙂

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Nelly

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

4 Comments

  1. addy

    has the perfect title it really is simple and delicious

    1. Nelly

      thats wonderful, im glad you liked it

  2. sue

    I tried oxtail for the first time using this recipe, incredibly tender and flavourful

    1. Nelly

      so glad you enjoyed this, thank you

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