Also known as Ox Bone Soup, this mineral-rich and collagen rich winter dish is considered a super food because it nourishes and restores the digestive functions. It’s mostly popular in Europe and Asia, and I have many friends who have never heard of it. I recommend selecting smaller to medium size bones for this soup straight from the butcher. It’s […]" />
Beef, Meats, Oriental, Soups — January 8, 2014 at 3:05 am

Oxtail Soup

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OxTailSoup1000Also known as Ox Bone Soup, this mineral-rich and collagen rich winter dish is considered a super food because it nourishes and restores the digestive functions. It’s mostly popular in Europe and Asia, and I have many friends who have never heard of it. I recommend selecting smaller to medium size bones for this soup straight from the butcher. It’s very easy to make it in a crock pot. Just remember to boil the bones beforehand and discard the first water with impurities. Since this is a winter dish, it is quite appropriate to add a few root vegetables, like parsnips, onions, carrots. For spice, I like to use a small piece of ginger root and star anise. Star Anise is a very popular spice in Asia and well known for its antiviral, anti fungal, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. A little of it goes a long way, so I use one star not to overpower the broth. Toward the end of the cooking you’ll see a layer of fat on the surface, so skim off the fat and serve topped with chopped scallions and cilantro. This dish is rich in callories and fat, and if your cholesterol is high, it’s helpful to have some Pu Erh tea an hour after eating. It’s an excellent dish for exhaustion and malnourishment.

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