May 14, 2015 by Varga László
I came across this recipe quite a time ago, but up till now whenever I found in shops oxtails, I was never in mood for cooking this dish.
Recently I had a free long weekend and I finally set my mind on it.
Ingredients (6 servings):
- 2 kg cow tail / oxtail
- 400 g canned tomatoes
- 1 l dry red wine (If Spanish is better 😉 )
- 150 g wheat flour
- 2 cups beef stock
- 2 carrots
- 2 medium onions
- 1 bulb garlic
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 teaspoon chopped ginger
- 50 ml olive oil
- 4 cloves
- 4 bay leafs
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Cut the tails at each joint, Season the bull tail with salt and pepper.
- Place the tail pieces in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and add enough red wine to cover them all and let them marinate for 30-60 minutes.
- Dice the onions, chop the garlic and ginger.
- Slice thinly the carrots.
- Slice thinly the red bell pepper.
- In a large cast iron pan heat olive oil over medium high heat.
- Remove the tails from the marinade drizzling down the liquid then dust them in flour, removing the excess flour.
- In batches, sear every piece of tail until browned on each side.
- Remove the bull tails from the pan and set them aside.
- Add a bit more oil to the pan and saute the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
- Add the sliced bell pepper and sate 5 more minutes.
- Add the sliced carrots, bay leafs, cloves and ginger and saute 2 saute minutes.
- Place back the tail pieces into the pan, add the remaining wine and stock.
- Bring to a boil and then cover the pan and simmer it for 3 hours or more until the meat is tender and falling off the bones. Add some stock if needed.v
- Serve with french fries.
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May 12, 2015 by Varga László
Ingredients (4-6 servings):
- 1.5 kg lbs. lamb leg or shoulder
- 2 cup dry, full-bodied red wine
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion
- 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
- 250 g roasted red bell peppers strips
- 1 large tomato
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Bone the lamb and cut it into 2 cm cubes.
- Chop the onion and garlic.
- Add the lamb cubes, half of the garlic rosemary, and a cup of wine in a bowl. Stir them well.
- Let marinate for 1-2 hours.
- Drain the meat, discard the marinade, and pat dry with paper towels.
- Mince the remaining garlic cloves and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the chopped onions.Fry them until soft, about five minutes.
- Add the garlic and fry another minute.
- Add the meat and fry about 10 minutes turning a few times.
- Add the roasted peppers, chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley leaves, bay leaves, sweet paprika and red wine.
- Simmer uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, until the meat is tender. Add some more wine and stock when the sauce is too thick.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Serve while hot with boiled potatoes.
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December 19, 2014 by Varga László
Ingredients (about 10 servings):
- 750-1000 g pork
- 2 tablespoons pork fat
- 750-1000 g pork fresh sausages
- 2 large carrots
- 1 small celery root
- 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
- 4 bay leaves
- 4 allspice berries
- 10-15 black peppercorns
- 1/2 head large Savoy cabbage
- 1 medium leek
- 2 red onions
- 1 head of garlic
- 200 ml semi sweet white wine
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes
- salt to taste
- Cut the pork meat into 2 cm thick, 5-7 cm long strips.
- Chop the onion.
- Melt the pork fat in a large pot, cast iron if available.
- Add the meat and fry over medium heat for 5 minutes, turning once.
- Add the chopped onion and continue frying for 2 minutes, stirring.
- Add the cleaned but still whole garlic cloves, chili flake and paprika and stir-fry for another minute.
- Slice the carrots and celery root and add to the pot.
- Add the whole black peppercorns, crushed allspice, bay leaves, mustard.
- Add the wine and enough water to cover the meat and the other ingredients.
- Slice roughly the celery stalks and leeks.
- After about 30-45 minutes of cooking add to the pot the whole sausages and the sliced celery and leeks. Add water enough to cover all the ingredients.
- Cook for another 20 minutes.
- Chop the Savoy Cabbage and add to the cooking pot.
- Cook until cabbage is done about 20-25 minutes.
- Serve while still hot.
Category Pork, Stew | Tags: allspice,bay leaf,carrots,celery,garlic,mustard,paprika,pork,sausage,stew,wine | 1 Comment