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Oxtails Caribbean Style recipe card

oxtail

  Our new recipe card only available online is a wonderful rich oxtail stew served with red beans and rice. This is a traditional Caribbean favourite. If you buy larger oxtails then one per person will be plenty with the flavoursome red beans stew.  

Heat in peppers, where does it come from?

peppers

Heat in hot peppers, where does it come from and why? I have just been reading a very erudite report at Harvard University about the origin of heat in peppers. It amazed me that all the pepper lovers in the world only got what they love, by a tiny change that a primitive early ancestor […]

What is the Best Hot Sauce in the world?

hot sauces

Like most “what is the best” questions there is a different answer for different needs so essentially you are asking what is the best hot sauce for me to use with my X, where x can be a hot dog to a quesadilla. The answer therefor can vary enormously. If I ask on Google what […]

Trinidad Pelau

pelau

  Pelau Pelau is a big favourite in Trinidad. Go to a local beach on a weekend and see all the families, kids in the water, parents set up with big pots of pelau for lunch. Pelau can be made with chicken, pork or beef. Essentially its a one pot meal derived from Indian sources […]

Review of Ooft! Aged Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Clifton Chilli Club

Great review of Ooft! from the famous and impartial Clifton Chilli Club. REVIEW LINK LINK TO CLUB WEBSITE Watch the faces as they taste our hot sauce. Note that they say they would buy this sauce, an acid test for reviews. These guys are brave see how much Ooft! they use.

Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee

The Jamaicans have created a lovely tasty breakfast with this dish. Ackee is a fruit from a large tree and is poisonous if eaten unripe. So its best to buy tinned ackee available from most supermarkets that carry international foods. They are expensive around £4.50 a tin but the consistency and taste cannot be duplicated. […]

Vegetarian Lentil Chilli recipe with Ooft!

Vegan chilli

Vegetarian Lentil Chilli   Food Bloggers have changed the face of the worlds home cooking. Unlike professional chefs the food blogger is some one you can relate to, has a family, works hard and the recipes are the sort of thing anyone can try at home.  One of the best known food bloggers in Britain […]

Catering Ooft!, Mark Hix, and Scottish Chefs Challenge

catering

Mark Hix is one of the finest and little known top chefs in Britain. He has built his small group or restaurants slowly and carefully, focussing on the finest and freshest local ingredients. So when Tramshed, one of the most innovative restaurants in the group, contacted Ooft! and said we had been chosen by all […]

Amazon and Ooft! Hot Sauce

Ooft! Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Amazon is trusted by a lot of people myself included. So we have finally put our hot sauce up. Because of the shipping costs and Amazon fees we have started with a 3 bottle set as the minimum. You can find the Aged Scotch Bonnet at  – LINK And the Aged Chipotle at  – LINK […]

Oxtail Caribbean style with red beans

preparing stewed oxtails

Stewed Oxtails and red beans Oxtails are an underrated  cut and are full of flavour. INGREDIENTS Slow Cook 1kg fresh oxtails 1 onion, carrot and celery Caramelise Meat 1 tbs brown sugar in 1 tbs oil Red Beans 1 onion 1 sweet pepper, 1 clove garlic, plus two tomatoes chopped (optional piece of pumpkin) 1 […]