Ochsenschwanzsuppe (Oxtail Soup) is a nutritious, rich, flavorful soup that every carnivore will enjoy. Simply wonderful.

Ochsenschwanzsuppe (Oxtail Soup)
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: German
Serves: 6
  • 2 pounds oxtails; disjointed or
  • 2 veal tails
  • 1 onion; medium, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 Cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 1/4 Cup parsley; chopped
  • 1/2 Cup carrots; diced
  • 1 Cup celery; diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 Cup tomatoes; drained
  • 1 teaspoon thyme; dried, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon unbleached flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 Cup Madeira
  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven brown oxtail and onion in hot oil for several minutes. Add water, salt and peppercorns; simmer uncovered for about 2 hours. Cover and continue to simmer for 3 additional hours.
  2. Add the parsley, carrots, celery, bay leaf, tomatoes, and thyme; continue simmering for 30 minutes longer or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Strain stock and refrigerate for an hour or more.
  4. In a blender puree the edible meat and vegetables and reserve. Remove fat from top of stock and reheat.
  5. In a large, dry frypan brown flour over high heat. Cool slightly. Add the butter, blend.
  6. A little at a time, add the stock and vegetables. Correct seasoning and add madeira just before serving.
It's okay. Even we can't say this one right. Just go for the translation.

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