Birthday dinner - ISO braised ox tail
I wanted to make something for my husband's birthday
He is fond of salmon, lobster, ox tail, gnocchi, artichokes and chocolate.
So i'm thinking of a braised ox tail over some nice ricotta gnocchi.
maybe a side of veggies or a interesting salad.
I wanted to make some lobster aspic, but might get too crazy after work... boo~~
what do you think of the menu? do you have a good ox tail recipe for me to try?
For the ox tail, you can basically make it with an osso bucco recipe. I adore Emeril's:
It's very easy and straight forward. Since you're doing this after work? may I suggest serving over quick cooking polenta.
Rapini is a great side for this dish!
Well, I did a combination of the NY Times recipe and Marcella Hazan's Oxtail, Vaccinara Style served with papparedelle (which I found in another recipe). It was incredibly luscious. I braised it a very long time and served it on day 2, but I believe I could have braised it even longer for a blow-out phenomenal result. Will definitely make again.