After casseroling for a few hours at a low temperature with vegetables and stock, everything was going well. Unfortunately, that coincided with the time that the accompanying potato gratin was also to go into the oven, at a much higher temperature. In a slight cooking error, the oxtail stew also stayed in the oven and became a little...ehm...caramelised?! Bless, after all his hard work it was a real shame. We did give it a try, and the potato gratin was excellent, but the stew was a little overdone...oops! Oh well, we'll do it better next time!
|Searing the oxtail|
|The stew looking good - and check out the huge mushrooms. Another treat from the Oakwood Farmers Market.|
|The stew post temperature surge....bien cuit!|
|Potato gratin - yum|
|Joe's plate - which definitely tasted better than it looked|