Chef Lippe’s Jamaican Oxtail Stew.
Jamaican cuisine is a melting pot of cultural influences from the people who have come to inhabit the island during the last two hundred years. Amerindian, African, Irish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern. Oxtail is a legacy of the slaves brought from Angola and Ghana, who were fed rejects and parts of the cattle landlords had no use for. Curry was brought over by the indented laborers from Eastern India who replaced the slaves in the fields after abolition of slavery.
Chef Lippe braises the oxtail producing a caramelized multi layered umami filled stew full of flavors and textures from the island, the “sauce” as it is called, is a mixture of vegetables and spices added to the braised oxtail to slowly simmer to point. You can choose between the “natural” or the curry version. One is served with butter beans, the other with potatoes.
Choose portions for one or two guests. Made to order. Never frozen.