Jamaican Oxtail

Come enjoy Jamaican Oxtail at our restaurent on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

Oxtail is a unique and flavorful cut of meat that has gained popularity in many cultures around the world. Despite its name, oxtail does not come from an ox, but rather from the tail of a cow. This often-overlooked cut of meat is rich in collagen, which makes it perfect for braising and creating delicious stews. Fun fact: In Jamaica, oxtail is considered a national dish and is often served with rice and peas.

In Jamaica, oxtail has a long history of being a staple dish in the cuisine. The dish was originally created as a way to make use of the less desirable parts of the cow, such as the tail. Over time, it has become a beloved dish in Jamaican culture and is now enjoyed throughout the world.

Here is a classic recipe for Jamaican oxtail that you can try at home. This recipe serves 4-6 people:

Ingredients:
- 2 lbs oxtail, chopped into pieces
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 onions, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional)
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:
1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the oxtail and brown on all sides.
2. Remove the oxtail from the pot and set aside. Add the onions, garlic, bell peppers, and carrots to the pot and cook until softened.
3. Return the oxtail to the pot and add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, allspice, thyme, salt, black pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper (if using).
4. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cover the pot. Cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, until the oxtail is tender.
5. Remove the scotch bonnet pepper (if using) and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

While most of the ingredients for oxtail can be found in Bangkok, some of the unique and exotic ingredients may be harder to come by. But don't worry, Frying Pan Jerk Grill, the Jamaican restaurant on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, has got you covered. Our authentic Jamaican chefs use only the finest ingredients imported from Jamaica to create the most authentic and delicious oxtail you'll find outside of Jamaica. So why not come and try it for yourself?

"We visited this restaurant over the weekend and it did not disappoint. We ordered the, Curried Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Escavitch Fish, and Mixed Vegetables. Later, the chef came out and gave us a complimentary Curried Goat dish. Wow! The servings were huge. There was only 2 of us but this meal could’ve easily fed 4 people. We ended up doing take-away. We would definitely return and order less next time, but everything was delicious! For more travel adventures, tips and reviews, follow us: @adventureswhileblack on IG, FB, and YT"

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