Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Oxtail Hot Pot

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 5 hr 15 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Hot Pot Broth:

Braised Oxtail:

Vietnamese Meatballs:

Noodles:

Directions

Special equipment:
a wok and a hot pot bowl with burner
  1. For the hot pot broth: Rinse the chickens really well before making the broth. Make sure you rinse out the cavities as well as the outsides to remove as much blood as possible.
  2. In a large pot, combine the chickens and 16 cups ice water. Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce the heat to a low simmer. Simmer the broth for 3 hours.
  3. Trim the lemongrass stalk, then bruise it by hitting it with the back of a chef's knife, down the length of the stalk. Add to the broth along with the onions, tamarind paste, chile paste, palm sugar, garlic and ginger and simmer for an additional hour.
  4. Season the broth with salt and pepper. Add the lime juice and additional chile paste if you want a spicier broth. Strain out the solids and reserve the chicken meat for another use.
  5. For the braised oxtail: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the oxtail with the salt and pepper and dredge in the flour.
  6. Heat a wok over high heat and add the oil. Working in batches, sear the oxtail pieces until browned. Transfer to an oven-safe casserole dish and fill the casserole dish with enough of the beef broth to cover the oxtail pieces three-quarters of the way. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Cook until the oxtail is tender, 3 to 4 hours. Allow the oxtail to cool in the braising liquid. Keep the oven temperature at 350 degrees F.
  7. For the Vietnamese meatballs: In a large bowl, mix together the beef, pork, onions, scallions, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Form 2- to 3-ounce meatballs from the mixture and arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake the meatballs until fully cooked through, 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. For the noodles: Bring 16 cups water to a boil and add the egg noodles. Cook until tender, then drain and rinse in cold water.
  9. For plating, arrange the tofu, cabbage, carrots, daikon, watercress, Thai basil and egg noodles around the rim of a large hot pot bowl. Quarter 5 Vietnamese meatballs and add to the rim; add 4 to 6 pieces of oxtail to the rim. Fill the center of the bowl with the hot pot broth and serve family-style over a portable burner.

Choose a topic to find related recipes.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Valentine's Day Cake Recipes

Want to bake something sweet for your loved one on Valentine's Day? These recipes – from chocolate to berry-filled and covered in …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

How to Make Nutella

Nuts for Nutella? Make your own chocolate-hazelnut spread with just a few everyday ingredients.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Celebrate Valentine's Day by prepping these sweet, romantic heart-shaped chocolate cakes.