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Oxtail Soup - Gluten Free, Keto

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Oxtail Soup is a clear broth soup that makes use of oxtail as the main ingredient, together with fresh ginger, star anise, chilli pepper flakes, pak choi, spring onions, and cilantro. The oxtail is the tail of a steer, usually skinned and cut into several sections. It's marbled with fat and the meat is gelatinous and flavourful, therefore it's ideal for slow cooking, braising or in soups.

  • 1.2 kg Oxtails, cut into about 4-5 pieces
  • 3-4 slice Ginger, peeled
  • 3 Whole star anise
  • 1 tsp Whole white peppercorns
  • 750 ml Homemade beef broth
  • 750 ml Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Spring onions, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • Baby pak choi
  • 1 Lime, cut into wedges
  • Chilli pepper flakes
  • Ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Place the oxtails on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes. Remove the roasted oxtails from the oven and place them in the Instant Pot with ginger slices, star anise, peppercorns, beef broth and water. Cover and set to “Soup”, 30 minutes.
  2. When the oxtails are done cooking, let the pressure release naturally. If you’re in a hurry, just release the pressure manually after 30 minutes has elapsed.
  3. Arrange pak choi in 2 soup bowls. Add in a piece of oxtail or two, and then ladle the soup into the soup bowls. Garnish with lime wedges, crushed red pepper flakes, ginger matchsticks, cilantro, and green onions. | © 2020 | | © 2020 |

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Iwona 13/9/20 15:06

Looks so delicious :)

Natalia 13/9/20 16:04

That is so new to me, but I bet it's so aromatic! I love all the flavours here, yum!

Kitchen Riffs 13/9/20 17:27

This looks great -- very hearty, wonderful flavors. Terrific for this time of the year! Thanks so much. :-)

Mae Travels 13/9/20 18:31

Oxtail soup used to be a favorite, but I haven’t seen oxtails in the meat counter for ages. The spices in this sound wonderful.

be well... mae at

Raymund 13/9/20 21:56

This is my favourite beef cut, so flavourful and lots of collagen, once done right, its so divine

Rahul @samosastreet 14/9/20 00:19

I adore oxtail soup.. I love to cook it in a slow cooker with water and salt. Loved your version Angie

Beth 14/9/20 00:39

This definitely looks like fall cooking, Angie - hearty and delicious.

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary 14/9/20 04:59

My husband love ox tail . he makes amazing curry wit it

speedy70 14/9/20 08:25

Un gustoso piatto unico!

Julie Ann Lozada 14/9/20 09:56

whoa... this is so so yummy. and your food presentation is the best.

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ann low 14/9/20 11:23

I love oxtail soup too! This looks so delicious and tasty.

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 14/9/20 11:45

Natalia this looks amazing, I haven't thought to use oxtail in an Asian flavoured soup before. I will definitely give this a try, as its perfect for our Summer. Your photos always look so professional and inviting. Love the look of this recipe. Take care, Pauline x

Jo Rashi 14/9/20 13:13

This sounds delicious... thanks for sharing dear :-)
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2pots2cook 14/9/20 14:57

Comforting winter soup; love it !

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 14/9/20 16:11

Oxtail soup was the only dish he ever claimed not to like. His mom made it during the depression....I imagine pickings were slim and it wasn't anything like the gorgeous, flavorful dish you've shared here. In fact, I know I've purchased oxtails in the past...I just didn't feed them to my parents, LOL.

Aarthi | Prepbowls 14/9/20 18:45

Clear soup with herbs and spices looks so good and comforting Angie, I use lots of whole spices, definitely would like to try this recipe. Thank you for the share. Have a great week.

Pam 14/9/20 18:50

Comforting and delicious.

Izaa 14/9/20 21:20

delicious and what cool colors

Anonymous 15/9/20 00:18

Your oxtail soup is perfection, Angie! The perfect balance of light and brothy, but deeply flavorful. Looks divine!

tigerfish 15/9/20 00:23

Love gelatinous meat anytime! The last time (that was a long time ago, gosh!) I made oxtail soup was slow-braising with daikon .

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 15/9/20 00:30

Using the Instant Pot to prepare your oxtail soup is such a fabulous shortcut. And your choice of seasonings make this soup so heart warming and delicious!

Valentina 15/9/20 06:11

What a beautiful soup, Angie. I haven't made an oxtail soup since I was in culinary school years ago. This is a good reminder to make it again. :-) ~Valentina

Eva Taylor 15/9/20 14:00

We are huge fans of Asian and Asian inspired soups, always so comforting. Unfortunately, cuts like oxtail have become expensive here because chefs like to use them to make flavourful stocks for sauces and gravies. They used to be so cheap!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 16/9/20 03:02

When I was young I had an aunt that would make oxtail soup. Your recipe sounds yummy.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 16/9/20 17:59

I have seen oxtails in the market, but I have never bought them, or even tasted oxtail soup. Thanks for the recipe and the encouragement.

Lauren - 16/9/20 22:29

I've never played with oxtail, but always see it at the store. This recipe looks so good, though. I think I'll get some next time I see it and give this recipe a try!

Balvinder 19/9/20 17:36

The recipe sounds easy and delicious but I might try with some other meat.

Never Ending Journeys 22/9/20 03:11

This oxtail soup looks so flavorful! I especially love the addition of chili pepper flakes, those always add a nice bit of flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

Noob Cook 8/10/20 10:07

This is one premium soup! wish I had an instant pot!


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