Home Cooking

Thai Beef Basil Oxtails

recipe request: braised beef shanks and oxtail stew with lemongrass and thai basil

Share:

Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 12

recipe request: braised beef shanks and oxtail stew with lemongrass and thai basil

sepandee | Aug 24, 2011 06:32 PM

I went to this restaurant yesterday and had the most delicious stew ever. It was braised beef shanks and oxtail stew with lemongrass and thai basil. I was in a rush, and it was dark, so I couldn't ask/figure out the recipe. But now I'd like to make this for my girlfriend, and I've been searching all over the internet and can't find a similar recipe.

Can anyone help? My guess is that I first fry the beef shanks and oxtail until both sides are brown, then I fry the lemongrass (do I need to cut it into tiny pieces? Or keep it as is and remove it at the end?) with some garlic, maybe some ginger, and god knows what else. THen I add some beef stock (maybe some wine or beer? Do I also add water as the meat should make a stew by itself?), let it come to a boil, and finally add the beef to it and put the pot either in the oven at some temperature for some amount of time I don't know, or just leave it on the stove (or maybe even a crockpot) for X hours.

So, anybody has any idea how to make this complete/perfect?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound