Thai Oxtail Soup - Thai-Muslim Influenced Comfort Soup!


Oxtail soup is a "must have" soup to cook during winter months as it is hearty, rich and a real comfort food in the cold weather.

This is a Thai-Muslim influenced dish which originated from the Southern parts of Thailand. You will also see a similar kind of dish in the Northern part of Malaysia but their style uses a lot more spices - more like the Malaysian "Soup Kambing".

Once you have tried this soup, you know you will be yearning for more and no doubt it will be one of your family favorite ...

Oxtail Soup Thai Recipe:

From The Thai Kitchen:

* Chopping Board
* Cleaver
* Ladle
* Big Saucepan

Thai Ingredients:

* 1kg oxtail
* 3 medium brown onions (diced)
* 25g garlic (whole)
* 2 tbs cooking oil
* 9 cups water
* 4 tbs fried shallots
* 350g tomatoes
* 200g carrots
* 300g white radish

Spice Bag:

1 tbs coriander seeds
4 gms cassia stick
1 star anise
1 tsp black peppercorn (lightly crushed)

Seasoning Ingredients:

* 4 tbs fish sauce
* 3 tbs light soy sauce
* 2 tbs lemon juice

For Garnishing:

* spring onion
* coriander
* fried shallots


1. Prepare oxtail, cutting away as much fat as you can

2. Heat oil and fry onion and garlic until translucent

3. Return oxtail and continue frying until oxtail is sealed

4. Add water, fried shallots, tomatoes and spice bag and bring to boil

5. Reduce to gentle simmer for half an hour before adding carrots and radish

6. Bring to boil again before reducing to simmer for a further one to one and a quarter hours

7. Add the seasoning ingredients

8. Taste and adjust for flavor

8. Serve and garnish with spring onions, coriander and fried shallots

Insider Tip:

1. Measurement for the seasoning ingredients are only a guide - adjust flavor accordingly

2. Skim off as much fat as you can so that you can enjoy the dish

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