Friday, June 28, 2013

Foodie Friday - Oxtail Stew

I used to cook mostly over the weekends until recently when I started to cook on late weekday nights. And all these, due to my Endo pot. My mum all but chug this new pot at me, telling me that it would be useful for me. Once I got over my laziness and took the pot out, I realised that it was a pressure pot! And so, I tried it out with an oxtail stew. 

:: The gathering list
- 1 packet of oxtail (I prefer buying those that had smaller pieces because they cook faster and stew better)
- 4 - 5 carrots cut into 1" pieces
- 1 can of button mushrooms
- 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced (optional item but we really love our shrooms)
- 1 large onion (cut into half and then sliced)
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 - 3 tablespoons of plain flour

:: Preparation
- Skim off the 'fats" and marinate the oxtail with a few dashes of pepper and red wine sauce (I used about 5 - 6 tablespoons of Masterfoods Red Wine and Garlic Marinade (I like this marinade because it is quicker and tasty too) for about 2 hours
* Alternative: I sometimes use Worchester sauce too and if you like a sourish taste to the dish to balance off the "meatiness", you can also add in 4 - 6 tomatoes (cut into halves)

:: To cook
- I did not use the Endo pot immediately for this because I wanted to caramelise the onions so I heat up my wok with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauteed them
- Once the onions start to caramelise, I then added the oxtail (coated with flour) and portobello mushrooms and fry for about 3 - 5 mins
- Then I added carrots and button mushroom
- Added 3/4 bowl of water
- Stew on low heat for about 2 hours (checking on the water level and occasionally stirring it and then add on some more water - depending on your preference for amount of gravy)

- I then transferred to my Endo magic cooker 
- Heat it on stove (some users heat it for like 30 mins but because mine was already pre-cooked in the wok, I did half of the time instead)
- Cover and lock the lid
- Meal will be ready in 6 hours! 

Serve hot, over rice or mash! 


  1. WOW! The last photo makes me salivate immediately! I love stew~

  2. Me too Jen!!! It was luuuurrrrvely with mash potato! Yummy!!!!


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