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Sop Buntut - Traditional Oxtail Soup

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Sop Buntut, is the traditional soup of Indonesia, though there are many versions of this soup throughout the world, like the oxtail potjie in South Africa, kare-kare in Philippines, but this tops them all in terms of flavor and richness. It is a meal in itself and portrays well the charm of Indonesia.
Ingredients
  Oxtail 2 Pound
  Ginger 3
  Nutmeg 3
  Cloves 20
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Carrots 3
  Leeks 2
  Scallion 1
  Potatoes 2
  Tomatoes 2
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Shallots 3 Tablespoon, fried
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large pot, add oxtail and water to cover the oxtail generously and add the ginger. Bring the water to a boil, add the oxtail, and boil for three minutes. Pour out the water and discard the ginger.
2. Refill the pot (still with the oxtail) with cold water and bring to a boil, add cloves and nutmeg, and simmer, covered, for 1 ½ hours until the meat is tender. Remove from heat, cool completely, and refrigerate overnight. Skim the congealed fat from the surface.

MAKING
3. Heat the soup, boil and simmer again.
4. In a separate pan, heat butter, add carrot, leek, scallion and sauté for 3 minutes, then add to the soup along with the potatoes, pepper and salt to taste.
5. Cover and simmer for twenty minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

SERVING
6. Ladle into large soup bowls and garnish with celery, tomato slices, and fried shallots.
7. Serve hot with, steamed rice, crackers and acar (asian pickled vegetables).

TIPS
To give the soup a richer twist, roast the oxtail for an hour at 250 degrees centigrade, and then start making the soup using the dripping and the roasted oxtails.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Feel: 
Meaty, Rich
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Story
Oxtail..of all the cuts of beef, I had to eat oxtails. But after a meal of sop buntut, I could only help exclaim...Oxtail!! This one of the most amazing soup I've ever had, and highly recommend anybody to atleast have a bowl of Sop buntut before you die!!!
Subtitle: 
Oxtail Soup

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