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Oxtail by Vuyelwa Booi

Oxtail by Vuyelwa Booi
Oxtail
Vuyelwa is the youngest of three – she has an older sister, Zanele, and brother, Mponde. She also has a five-year-old nephew, Luyolo, who is the light of her life. And when it comes to food, Vuyelwa says she loves a nice oxtail dish.

Oxtail

Ingredients


1½ kg Oxtail
1 x Medium potato, peeled and cut in chunks
1 Medium onion, sliced
1 Carrot, sliced
4 x Pepper Corns
2 x Bay leaves
4 x Cloves
1 Tablespoon corn flour

Method:

Cut excess fat from the oxtail and rinse well. Place in a pot, add the spices and one to two cups of water. Once the water and oxtail is boiling, turn the heat down so that it can cook slowly for three to four hours. Add the onion, carrot and potato chunks and cook until soft. Take the corn flour, add about one tablespoon water and mix to a smooth paste. Add to the oxtail, stirring it for a few seconds, put the lid on and turn off the stove. Leave the pot on the stove to allow the extra cooking time to thicken the gravy. Serve with mash and peas.



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