Post by Graham
I couldn't find oxtails anywhere. I finally found that I could order
a 10 pound box of them thru Cash and Carry, a restaurant supply store.
Price has gone up. I can get a 10 pound box of oxtails for $180.00. I
can remember when even a good cut of steak was not that high. Oxtails
used to be offal that was sold cheap. So many of the foods that I
enjoyed as a young wife were inexpensive to make and tasty.
I'd like to try them in a soup, but for that price, I will never
You wouldn't need a 10 lb. box to make oxtail soup. But she's right,
they used to be very inexpensive.
I wonder if offal will come into favour again:-)
Who knows? I've never been able to find beef or lamb kidneys to make a
steak & kidney pie which is something I've always wanted to try. Not
even the stand-alone butcher shop can get them.
BTW, Graham, I was going to post separately but your recipe for seafood
lasagna is fabulous (yep, I made sure the tomatoes were well drained and
made extra sauce). I'll likely only make it once a year. I forgot to
ask if you think the leftovers would freeze well.
I'm really pleased you enjoyed it! It is such a fiddly recipe, not
difficult though, that once a year is appropriate. I normally make it
for xmas night but also made it for my D-I-L's birthday as they couldn't
dine out due to covid.
I think they would freeze well. My D-I-L found some in her freezer a few
weeks ago and said it was great. I was surprised she'd frozen any as she
usually snacks on the leftovers and finishes it that day:-)
This year, I had some leftover sauce and made a Fisherman's Pie with
some leftover sole and shrimps, to which I added some salmon. It was
topped with mashed taters and browned in a 400F oven.
Dit is mijn kikker. Ghe Ghe Ghe.