Oxtail Soup

Oxtail Soup Local Style Recipe

Try this simple and tasty island favorite oxtail soup recipe.

To spice it up add some chili pepper flakes or a few drops of sriracha sauce. Enjoy!

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Oxtail Soup
Cuisine: Local Style Recipe
  • 2 pounds oxtails
  • 5 quarts water
  • 4 cans chicken broth
  • 1 piece dried orange peel
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 (1 inch) pieces of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup raw peanuts, remove shell and skin
  • 5 pieces dried shiitake mushroom, soaked and sliced
  • Hawaiian salt, to taste
  • 1 small bunch Chinese mustard cabbage, rough cut into 1½ inch sections
  • Garnish:
  • Optional: Chinese parsley or green onions
  1. In a large pot, add oxtails and water; bring to a boil. As the water is boiling skim off excess fat and bring down to a simmer. Continually remove impurities and then drain water.
  2. Next, add chicken broth, orange peel, star anise, and ginger; bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for about an hour and skim off excess fat throughout to have a clearer broth.
  3. Add in raw peanuts, shiitake mushrooms and Hawaiian salt and simmer for about 1½ hours.
  4. Add mustard cabbage and garnish individual servings with Chinese parsley.
Serve with hot rice and this makes a great light meal. Enjoy!

How to Make Oxtail Soup


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