Oxtail is a classic old British favourite and I found a recipe from 1922 in Mrs Beeton’s New Edition cookery book. It is one of the forgotten cuts that should be rediscovered as it is packed full of flavour.
My cooking methods are definitely not old fashioned and are a bit time consuming but the flavour certainly delivers and makes every minute spent worthwhile. Roasting the onions and garlic in the oven gives the dish a full rounded flavour packed with natural sweetness. Cooking the oxtail in the water bath bath for 14 hours might make your eyes water but remember it does not require your attention whilst cooking. It’s a delicious dish and worth every minute.