Yup, you read it, ox tail, or otherwise knows as cow’s tail. Skin this, and pressure cook it and you get some of the richest tasting meat that melts in your mouth. This weekend I made some. After pressure cooking with garlic,ginger,black pepper and a little salt I take off the liquid and let it cool down, removing the fat that collects at the top. Then I make a base of fried chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, cumin, black pepper, chili powder, and a hot pepper. To the base I add the oxtail, the cooled liquid and let it simmer for half an hour. Le voila! It is ready!
The oxtail is also great as a soup base. I have fond childhood memories of oxtail soup. Yum.
Another great childhood treat is the other extremity of the cow – the tongue. But that is for another day.