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Monday 19 December 2016

LCHF For Christmas and All Year : Oxtail Stifado : A Slow Cooked Stew

LCHF for Christmas, and all year round! There are so many lovely recipes to enjoy whatever the season! For instance, this low carb recipe idea is from Swedish chef Birgitta Höglund who is featured on Diet Doctor site and also has a popular low carb/Paleo recipe blog with more delicious recipes. Birgitta has also published some LCHF and Paleo recipe books, which can make ideal presents...

She writes ..."I like to eat slow-cooked stews ..., as well as other dishes made from tougher cuts of meat left to simmer a long time to bring out their wonderful, tender texture and rich flavor." 
This "Stifado", stew features hints of cinnamon and orange, and "here I’ve used a nutritious cut — oxtail."

Oxtail needs a slow cooking time – but will reward you with a deep, hearty stew or soup. A perfect dish for the cooler winter and Christmas Season! 

4 servings
17g carbs per serving

8 pearl onions
3 garlic cloves
2 fl. oz. (50 ml) tomato paste
2 lbs (900 g) oxtail, cut into pieces
1–1,5 tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon black pepper corns, coarsely crushed
1 organic orange
1¼ lbs (500 g) tomatoes, crushed
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 bay leaves
8 whole allspice berries
1 tablespoon oregano
1 pinch ground cloves
5 oz. (150 g) butter

You can see the original article, recipe, full instructions at Diet Doctor site here

Note from now until 23 December
Amazon has a sale on Birgitta's cook book, available as an E-book.
I believe it's only 1.99 by phone and 2.49 by computer.
All measures and temperature's are given in both American and European way.
More details here

Please note we have no commercial interest in promoting Birgitta or her book, 
we do so because we like her recipes,
and find that they fit so well with our Low Carb Higher (Healthy) Fat Lifestyle.

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

Hello, the stew sounds delicious. Looks like deal on the cookbook. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead! I wish you and your a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Tom said...

...great on a cold day!

Christine said...

I love oxtail and stews thanks for sharing this one perfect for a cold winter's night!

Jo said...

My mum used to make oxtail stews often when I was a child but it's something I rarely make these days, a shame really as it's so tasty.

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds delicious.
The Christmas Book deal is very good.


Snowbird said...

I love slow cooked stews, especially in

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good! I think slow cooked meals are so tasty!!

happyone said...

I cook my stew in a slow cooker too. Love that you can start it in the morning and not have to worry about it.
The meat always is so tender too.

Elephant's Child said...

Slow cooked meals are a gift. Full of flavour and usually cheap to prepare.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Conniecrafter said...

I will have to say I have never heard of cooking an ox tail and not sure if I want to , but I can see this with stew meat :)

Gail said...

Mom used to make this but not sure what she put in hers. It was good.

Merry Christmas.

Phil Slade said...

That sound good Jan. When we go to Greece a stifado is a meal we always seek out. I think I might leave out the orange and cinnamon though and substitute paprika. Pearl onions aren't easy to find around here and i guess shallots are n't quite the same thing?

Have a great Christmas. Lets hope Barbara isn't as evil as predicted.

Birgitta Höglund said...

Thanks, Jan, and all of you. Merry Christmas from Alanya, Turkey. Birgitta Höglund