Oxtail is easily the toughest meat to get perfectly tender. Unfortunately, the one ingredient you need to achieve that tenderness is not always readily available to most of us, time. Either you have the time to make it well, or you don't have time to make it at all!
Rosemary, tomato, orange, wine and a good bone broth are but a handful of the other essentials that suit the robust nature of oxtail.
Oxtail, so familiar to most of us, has become our totem of comfort. The labouring hands and the requisite waiting in its preparation never really registers.
Simmered for hours, oxtail in its serving moment is a full-body experience. Its tenderness acknowledges a full day's work and its blessed recipients are safely home.