Sous vide oxtail tacos with sun-dried tomato, ras el hanout and olive | Recipe by sousvidetools.com

Sous vide oxtail tacos with sun-dried tomato, ras el hanout and olive

  • COOK TIME: 8-10 HRS
  • PREP TIME: 60 MINS
  • DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
  • SERVES: 6

Ingredients

Sous vide oxtail

  • 2 oxtail, cut into individual vertebrae
  • 3 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp of ras el hanout
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 dash of oil

Sun-dried tomato sauce

  • 100g of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 80g of water
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 160g of Greek yoghurt

To finish the oxtail

  • 2 small red onions, sliced
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ras el hanout
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper~
  • 1 dash of oil
  • salt

To serve

  • 2 tomatoes, ripe
  • green olives
  • watercress
  • soft tortillas

Method

Recipe courtesy of Phil Fanning of Great British Chefs 

  1. Preheat the water bath to 80°C
  2. To begin, add a dash of oil to a hot pan and individually colour the oxtail pieces until they have a nice dark golden exterior and the fat has rendered. Remove from the pan and allow to cool
  3. Rub the paprika, ras el hanout, garlic and white pepper all over the oxtail pieces and add to vacuum bags. Seal using a bar sealer and cook in the water bath for 8–10 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone
  4. Once cooked, remove the oxtail from the water bath and allow to cool slightly. Pick the meat from the bones, keeping it in nice chunky pieces. Chill in the fridge while you prepare the other elements
  5. For the sun-dried tomato sauce, use a hand blender to blitz together the sun-dried tomatoes and water to a smooth paste. Place 3 tbsp of the paste in a bowl and set aside in the fridge for later. Mix the paprika and Greek yoghurt into the remaining paste, then set aside until ready to serve
  6. To finish the oxtail, add a dash of oil to a pan over a high heat and add the sliced onions. Cook until they start to colour and soften, then reduce the heat and stir in the reserved 3 tbsp of sun-dried tomato paste, the smoked paprika, ras el hanout, garlic powder and white pepper. Cook out the mixture for a couple of minutes, then add just enough water to create a thick sauce
  7. Add the reserved oxtail and continue cooking until the oxtail is nice and hot, adding a splash more water if necessary. Season to taste with salt
  8. When ready to serve, quarter the tomatoes, remove the seeds and dice the flesh. Slice the green olives. Gently warm the tortillas and fill with the oxtail, olives, tomato and watercress. Finish with a generous helping of the spiced yoghurt
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