What Is Oxtail?
Though traditionally taken from an ox, the meat used in Oxtail stew is a cut of meat that can come from the tail of a bull or cow. Oxtail is a bony and fatty meat, which makes an Oxtail moist and succulent after cooking in a delectable stew! In a stew, Oxtail has a gelatinous texture due to the high level of collagen content that is found in the tail of the animal.
How is Oxtail Normally Prepared?
When stewed or braised on low heat for long periods, the marrow in the center bones gradually seeps into the surrounding meat and liquid to give it even more flavor. This cut of meat has a strong beef taste and silky texture similar to short ribs. At Yaso Grill, our famous JD’s Oxtail is always fall-off-the-bone tender.
How Is Oxtail Stew Used in Jamaican Cuisine?
After skinning and cutting the meat into segments, our chef then generously seasons the meat with pepper and a dash of salt before allowing it to brown on all sides and then braising. The liquid used for cooking the Oxtail is always a blend of sweet, aromatic, and spicy. Most often this occurs due to the brown sugar, garlic, and scotch bonnet peppers the mix contains.
Oxtail and Jerk Seasoning
Some variations include jerk seasoning, as jerk chicken is the most popular dish to originate from Jamaica. Again, at Yaso Grill, we cook the meat for several hours to allow the beef to become tender and absorb all of the flavors of the braising liquid. When you order this dish, get a side of white rice, rice and peas, or fried plantains for a truly authentic dining experience. Don’t forget to order hard dough or “festival” bread to sop up the delicious juice remaining at the bottom of your bowl.
Are You Ready for Oxtail Stew?
When you are ready to order the best Oxtail stew in Indianapolis at an Indianapolis Jamaican restaurant, Yaso Grill. Again, we are located at 1501 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Take a look at our menu or call and order ahead at 317-744-0011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.