I got this recipe from my former co-workers, Doret and Ruby who are now retired. They also taught me how to make the Jamaican Rum Cake which I previously featured on this food blog, so let’s gather up our ingredients to start cooking this famous Jamaican dish.
3 lbs. oxtail (fat trimmed)
1 Chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce (seeded and chopped)
2 Tbsp. Avocado oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 stalks scallions, chopped
1 large red onion, sliced and divided
1 14.5 oz Kirkland Organic Diced Tomatoes
2 carrots (sliced)
1 cup Fava beans
1 tsp. dried thyme herb
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. whole Jamaican Allspice berries
3 cups filtered water, divided
Grace Browning (product of Kingston, Jamaica, you can find it in any huge supermarkets in the baking section or http://www.gracefoods.com)
1.Wash the oxtail with lime juice and drain in a colander, paper towel dry.
2. Toss the oxtail with half of sliced red onion, garlic, pepper, salt, soy sauce, fresh ginger, fish sauce and Chipotle pepper. Once fully rubbed with the seasoning, drain in a colander until almost dry. Save the broth for simmering later.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat and brown the oxtail.
4. Place the browned oxtail in a pressure cooker, add the saved broth and 2 cups of water, cook for 15-30 minutes. (I did mine for 15 minutes as I want some firmness to my meat, I don’t want soggy meat), turn off the stove and open the lid, and check if the tenderness is to your liking.
5. Add the carrots, remaining sliced red onions, whole allspice berries, half of 14.5 oz organic diced tomatoes, chopped scallions and add 1 cup of water, reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. In the last 15 minutes, add the fava beans and a few drops of Browning and stir very well.
6. Stir 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoon filtered water until they dissolve well and then add to the skillet. Turn off the stove. Sprinkle chopped scallions on top.
Serve while still piping hot.
As always, Masarap!