George Ingmire’s Braised Oxtails over Linguini with Bok Choy & Mushrooms

May 18, 2016


Preheat oven to 325°F.

Sprinkle the oxtails with salt and pepper and dust them in flour. In a heavy-bottom pan or Dutch oven over medium heat, place oxtails in a single layer without overcrowding the pan. Sear oxtails on all sides. Repeat in batches if necessary until you have browned all the oxtails.

Add the bone broth, onion, garlic, Ro-tel tomatoes and spices. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 6 hours (or 6–8 hours in a slow-cooker).

With a slotted spoon, remove the meat and set aside. Strain the broth, then de-fat by placing the strained liquid in the refrigerator or freezer; the fat will rise and solidify. Remove the fat and reserve it for later use. Return the broth (minus the fat) to a pot and reduce until by half for sauce. Set sauce aside.

Melt some of the reserved fat in a pan over medium-high heat and sauté the mushrooms until cooked and tender. In a separate pan, heat olive oil on medium heat and quickly cook the baby bok choy until tender, about 10–15 minutes. Keep warm.

Boil salted water in a large pot and cook the pasta, al dente. Drain and keep warm.

Heat the cooked oxtails in the reduced sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings.

On a serving plate or large serving bowl, place cooked pasta in the center. Top with oxtail meat and sauce. Top with cooked mushrooms and lay cooked bok choy around the edges.


  • 1–2 lbs oxtails
  • Flour for dusting
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 qt bone broth
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 1 tsp aromatic spices, like star anise and clove
  • 6 bunches baby bok choy
  • 8 oz mushrooms (crimini, button or shiitake)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Linguini pasta (preferably Cipriani brand)
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