Ox Tail ?

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Ox Tail ?

Post by tusses » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:30 pm

As we don't use Oxen/Ox's any more is ox tail just a generic name for tail off a cow or other bovine ? Or is it actually Ox's tail imported ?

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Re: Ox Tail ?

Post by Blinker » Thu May 29, 2014 7:40 pm


An ox (plural oxen), is also known as a bullock in Australia, New Zealand and India. It's just a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are usually castrated adult male cattle. So I guess an oxtail is same as the tail of a normal bovine. (Maybe the absence of balls makes a taste difference? Either way, they taste delicious with some seasoning, onions a touch of garlic and a tin of blitzed tomatoes. (spices to taste) Boiled slowly for a couple of hours, and the meat stripped off the bone. result, a thick, meaty soup!
I'll get one tomorrow I think!

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Re: Ox Tail ?

Post by arielbm » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:38 am

I don't think that actual OX meat is important. as long as it's cow it's OK.
just make sure you get from the butcher a lot of meat on the bone and less fat.
long slow cook with a lot of vegetables and stout/ale beer as liquid in the stew. Yummi!!

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