Each year we buy 1/2 of a beef. We love doing this. We buy it from a local rancher and we get good, high quality meat. I would have a hard time going back to store bought beef.
The only problem when buying a 1/2 beef is that you end up with few strange cuts of meat. One of these cuts is ox tail. I have never cooked oxtail. In fact I still have last years oxtail in my freezer because I have not wanted to deal with it.
Part of me is tempted to throw it out or give it to the dogs. But the frugal part of me know that this actually can be an expensive cut of meat and I should use it. I know lots of people make stew out of it. I think I have seen a show or read a recipe where Martha Stewart did that. She went on and on about how good of a cut it was.
So I need advice. Has anyone ever cooked oxtail? How should I cook it? Do you have a recipe? Or do you think I should just forget cooking it and throw it out?