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#1 Thu 07 Jun 07 2:30pm

frizz1974

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Tail Soup/Stew

I have some ROO tail in the freezer & have been told to give them the same sort of treatment as OX tail.

I used to make a thick sorta soup with ox tail but that was 15 years ago & I havent a clue what I put in it.

Has anybody got a recipe for ox or roo tail?

Thanks for the help.
Frizz

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#2 Fri 08 Jun 07 1:43am

shammrok

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Re: Tail Soup/Stew

Kangaroo Tail Soup     
Ingredients :

400    gm    Kangaroo Tail
         Olive Oil
1    lrg    carrot
2    stk    celery
1    lrg    parsnip
1    lrg    onion
1    lrg    potato
2    x    bay leaves
         salt & cracked pepper
100    gm    butter
1    sm    bunch chives

    Method :

    * 1. Season tail pieces in olive oil, salt and pepper
    * 2. Place on tray and brown in oven (approx. 20 minutes)
    * 3. Cut all other soup ingredients into small pieces 2mm x 2mm
    * 4. In large pot melt butter gently, sweat off onion then add other vegetables (except potato) for about 3-4 minutes
    * 5. Put Kangaroo tail on top of vegetables
    * 6. Cover with water to about 12 cm above bones
    * 7. Add bay leaves, salt and cracked pepper
    * 8. Bring to the boil slowly then simmer gently
    * 9. When meat is almost ready drop in potato
    * 10. Season if necessary
    * 11. Serve in large soup bowl and sprinkle with chopped chive.


This is how I usually cook ox tail.
     
      Kangaroo Tail Soup     

Ingredients :

1    x    Kangaroo tail
3    x    Carrots
3    x    Onions
1    bn    parsley
         Pepper and salt
         Butter

    Method :

    * Cut the tail into joints and fry brown in butter, slice the vegetables and fry them also. cut the meat into thin slices and boil all for 4 hours in 3 quarts of water. Take out the pieces of tail, strain the stock, thicken it with flour, put back the pieces of tail and boil up another 10 minutes before serving

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#3 Fri 08 Jun 07 2:28am

frizz1974

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Re: Tail Soup/Stew

Thanks Shammy.

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#4 Fri 08 Jun 07 3:39am

shammrok

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Re: Tail Soup/Stew

No worries.

You could also probably use a recipe for braised shanks to do your roo or oxtail.

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#5 Fri 08 Jun 07 7:24am

VENUS

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Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Tail Soup/Stew

Kangaroo Tail Soup
Ingredients:
1 Kangaroo tail
2 pounds Beef
3 Carrots
3 Onions
1 bunch herbs
Pepper and salt
Butter

Directions:

Cut the tail into joints and fry brown in butter, slice the vegetables and fry them also. cut the meat into thin slices and boil all for 4 hours in 3 quarts of water. Take out the pieces of tail, strain the stock, thicken it with flour, put back the pieces of tail and boil up another 10 minutes before serving

Lajamanu Kangaroo Tail

2  large kangaroo tail 
4  liters brown stock or water 
4  large onions 
4  cloves garlic 
6 (15  ounce) cans crushed tomatoes 
50  g tomato paste 
3  tablespoons mixed herbs 
1/2  cup olive oil 
2  tablespoons sugar 
1/2  cup bush beans, from tanami desert (if available) 
warrigal greens (Wild Spinach) 

Fry the onion in oil.
Add the garlic and fry.
Add kangaroo tail and sauté until brown.
Add stock or water.
Add tomatoes.
Add salt and pepper.
Simmer until cooked, approximately 3 hours.
Serve with freshly cooked pasta and garnish with Warrigal greens.

Kangaroo Tail  Curried
   
   Ingredients:
1 tail,
2 oz of butter,
1 tablespoonful of flour,
1 tablespoonful of curry-powder,
2 onions, sliced,
1 sour apple cut into dice,
1 dessert-spoonful of lemon juice,
3/4 of a pint of stock,
salt.
   
   Method: Wash, blanch and dry the tail thoroughly, and divide it at the
   joints. Fry the tail lightly in hot butter, take it up, put in the
   sliced onions, and fry them for a few minutes without browning.
   Sprinkle in the flour and curry-powder, and cook gently for at least
   bring to the boil, stirring meanwhile, and replace the tail in the
   stewpan. Cover closely, and cook gently until tender, then add the
   lemon-juice and more seasoning if necessary. Arrange the pieces of
   tail on a hot dish, strain the sauce over, and serve with boiled rice

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#6 Sun 10 Jun 07 3:46pm

frizz1974

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Re: Tail Soup/Stew

Well I did it.

The tail I had would have been well over 1kg, so I seperated it out into joints, then stuck all of it in my biggest pot (11 litres) with a kg of carrots, diced, 1 parsnip, diced, 2/3 bunch of celery diced, and 4 onions diced.

Filled the pot with water, a handful of salt, a big spoon of black pepper & 6 bayleaves. (they were a little small)

I gave it the occasional skimming, and left it to cook on a gentle simmer for 5 hours. After tasting, I decided it needed a kick in the pants, so I added 3 vegetable stock cubes.

I ended up with aprox 8 litres of soup.

I kept 2 litres to convert to a stew type thing, with maybe the addition of some curry spices and some potatoes.It was great, set to a firm jelly when refridgerated.

And sent another 2 litres around to my friend & her hunter hubby as he thought I was mad when I asked him to bring back the tail for me.

To the other 4 litres I added 250gm of broken up spaghettini & we had it that night for dinner. With a few decent sized bowls leftover for lunchs over the long weekend. thumbsup

Thanks again for your help as I was truly lost.

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