Michael's favourite oxtails with buttered rice

  • For the oxtails
  • 2 whole oxtails, sliced into 5cm pieces
  • House seasoning, recipe follows
  • Several dashes soy sauce
  • 2 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced into half-moons
  • 3 to 4 bay leaves
  • For the buttered rice
  • 400g uncooked rice
  • 1 litre water
  • 110g butter
  • Salt
  • For the house seasoning
  • 200g salt
  • 50g black pepper
  • 50g garlic powder

1) Preheat oven to 160 degrees C/Gas 3.

2) Trim fat from oxtails. In a grilling pan, toss oxtails with house seasoning and soy sauce. Top with onions and bay leaves. Add water to fill pan 1/4 of the way to the top. Cover pan with foil and bake until oxtails are tender, about 2 1/2 to 4 hours. Prepare rice according to package directions, adding butter and salt, to taste. Serve rice alongside oxtails.

For the house seasoning:
1) Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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