👉🏻 Braised Oxtail 🐄 🐮
2 lbs Oxtail
8-10 cups spring water
2 tbsp fish sauce (Red Boat or Three Crabs brand)
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (light/less sodium kind)
Sea salt 1/2 tsp
1 Cinamon stick
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp five-spice powder (or 1 bag/package Pho spices)
Some basil leaves if desired, but best if enjoyed w/ Culantro or Cilantro.
Place all ingredients in a medium-large pot. Slow cooking for about 4-5 hours. You may want to adjust the final taste based on your preferences (few folks like it somewhat sweet & salty, some like it more salty and others might want it more spicy–by adding more ground peppers + 🌶🌶when ready to serve.)
Enjoy while hot as-is (with your fave red wine 🍷) or may be served w/ steamed rice or French baguettes.