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Don’t knock it until you try it: Chef Bren teaches us which surprising ingredient she adds to her Afro-Cuban inspired oxtail recipe!

Ingredients

  • Oxtail Ingredients
  • 3 pounds oxtails
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Spanish onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground allspice berries
  • 2 fresh scallions, rough chopped
  • Olive oil
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  • White Rice Ingredients
  • 3- 3 1⁄2 cups water
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • 2 1⁄2 cups Jasmine Rice, washed and rinsed
  • 1 small Spanish onion, small dice (optional)
  • 1 1⁄2 -2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

Oxtail Instructions Add enough oil to cover the bottom of a Dutch oven over high heat. Season the oxtails with salt and pepper and sear in oil on each side until golden brown. In the meantime make the brown sugar sauce in a separate small pot. Add the brown sugar to the pot over medium heat until it melts and begins to caramelize for about 2-3 minutes. It should almost caramelize into a golden brown color. Make sure it doesn’t get too dark and burn. Carefully add stock to the caramel continuously stirring with a wooden spoon as it will bubble quickly. It will harden due to temperature change (cold stock to hot caramel) or you can heat the stock up prior to adding. Add the brown sugar liquid to the oxtails making sure they are submerged and bring up to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add the cumin, Worchestershire sauce, onion, garlic, bay leaves, ginger, honey, scotch bonnet, allspice berries, and scallions. Give it a good stir to marry the flavors. Adjust for salt to taste. Continue to simmer the oxtails on the stove for about 90 minutes to 2 hours until the oxtails are tender and falling off the bone. White Rice Instructions
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Make sure your salted water is boiling before you add rice. Add rice and onion (optional) Reduce the heat to medium low. Add in the olive oil, put the lid on and cook for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover and allow for any additional moisture to evaporate. Fluff with a fork and serve right away.