GT tableware

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before July 21st and you’ll receive a FREE Laguiole cheese knife set, valued at over $64.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Best winter breakfast recipes

If you need a little more convincing than usual to get out of bed when it's cold outside, try these warm, hearty breakfast ideas to get you going, from waffles to warm polenta and smoky beans with bacon.

What to cook this winter

From rib-sticking beef rendang to the perfect goat's cheese quiche, these are the recipes to tick off for winter (so far).

Chocolate hob-nobs

These extra-large oat biscuits are exactly what you need to get through the afternoon slump. Have one with a strong cup of tea and you'll be firing.

Recipes using turmeric

An old Indian spice lauded for its health benefits, turmeric adds both colour and a peppery, warm, sometimes slightly bitter flavour to food. Use it in curries, with rice, as a paste for grilled meats and in warm winter soups.

Citrus recipes

From tarte au citron to canard a l’orange, citrus flavours have long been friends of French cuisine. Pucker up for a taste of the sun-kissed Mediterranean and further afield with these recipes featuring oranges, lemons, grapefruit and mandarins.

Winter tart recipes

Tarts are as versatile as they are delicious, and are perfect for baking on a cool winter's day.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

One-pot recipes

There's no need to do the dishes with these one-pot wonders. From hearty stews to creamy risottos, these recipes are mess free and perfect for a winter's night.

Rice bowl with braised oxtail and mole rojo


"I visited the MONA Market in April and the Rough Rice stand was throwing together some awesome rice bowls. Would they be happy to share a recipe?"
Tanya McDonald, Hobart, Tas

REQUEST A RECIPE
To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

You'll need

2 tbsp chilli oil 2 oxtails (about 1.2kg) 400 gm canned tomatoes, chopped 375 ml pale ale 2 onions, unpeeled, quartered 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled 10 black peppercorns 1 rosemary sprig To serve: coriander and toasted black and white sesame seeds and lime cheeks   Salsa picante ½ tsp each allspice, coriander seeds and cumin seeds 6 red serrano chillies (or another small red chilli) 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 15 gm (3cm piece) ginger, coarsely chopped 1½ tbsp chilli oil 1½ tbsp white vinegar ½ tsp raw caster sugar   Mole rojo 2 onions, unpeeled, halved 2 heads of garlic 80 ml (1/3 cup) chilli oil 2 dried guajillo chillies (see note) 1 each dried habanero, mulato and chipotle chilli (see note) 4 dried hibiscus flowers (see note) 6 coriander roots, leaves reserved for garnish 10 black peppercorns ½ tsp each cumin seeds, coriander seeds and ground allspice, toasted for 2 minutes ¼ tsp ground cloves 800 gm canned tomatoes, chopped 1 cinnamon quill 50 gm each walnuts and almonds 50 gm day-old sourdough bread, crusts discarded, cut into 2cm cubes 20 gm dark chocolate (60%-66% cocoa solids), finely chopped 1 bunch cavolo nero: 3 leaves reserved for rice, remainder coarsely chopped Juice of 2 limes   Rough rice 75 gm (½ cup) each pepitas and sunflower seeds 500 gm brown rice 2 spring onions, finely sliced

Method

  • 01
  • For braised oxtail, heat chilli oil in a casserole over medium-high heat, add oxtail and cook, turning, until golden brown all over (5-6 minutes). Add tomato, ale, onion, garlic peppercorns, rosemary and enough water to just cover oxtail. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer, skimming surface occasionally and adding more water if needed, until meat is falling from the bone (2½-3 hours). Strain, reserving stock for mole rojo, shred meat (discard bones and other solids) and set aside until required.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, for salsa picante, dry-roast spices until fragrant (30-45 seconds), then grind with a mortar and pestle. Combine with remaining ingredients in a food processor and process to a smooth purée. Transfer to a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant (5-7 minutes). Return to food processor, add 40ml water and process to a smooth paste. Salsa picante will keep stored in an airtight container for a week.
  • 03
  • For mole rojo, preheat oven to 180C and line an oven tray with baking paper. Drizzle onion and garlic with 1 tbsp chilli oil, place on prepared tray and roast until tender (25-30 minutes). When cool enough to handle, peel and set aside. Meanwhile, place dried chillies and hibiscus flowers in a bowl, cover with boiling water and stand until softened (10-15 minutes), then strain, reserving water. Wearing gloves, carefully remove and discard chilli seeds and membranes. Process softened chilli and hibiscus flowers, roasted onion and garlic, coriander roots and spices (except cinnamon quill) in a food processor to a purée and season to taste. Heat 1 tbsp chilli oil in a large casserole over medium heat, add paste and stir constantly until fragrant and thick (6-7 minutes). Add tomato and cinnamon quill, reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened (15-18 minutes). Meanwhile, heat remaining chilli oil in a frying pan over high heat, add nuts, bread and a pinch of salt and fry until toasted (4-6 minutes). Drain on paper towels, place in a food processor and process to a paste, adding a reserved chilli-hibiscus water to loosen, then add to tomato mixture. Remove cinnamon quill, add chocolate, remaining reserved chilli-hibiscus water and reserved oxtail stock and bring to the simmer over medium heat. Purée with a hand-held blender and stir in cavolo nero, lime juice and reserved oxtail.
  • 04
  • For rough rice, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, toast pepitas and sunflower seeds until golden brown (2-4 minutes) and set aside. In a saucepan, bring 3 litres of water to the boil, add rice, bring back to the boil and cook rice, stirring occasionally, until tender (25-35 minutes). Strain, transfer to a large bowl, stir in spring onion and cavolo nero and season to taste. Spoon into serving bowls, top with mole rojo, scatter with coriander and toasted sesame seeds, and serve with salsa picante and lime cheeks.

Note Rough Rice uses kangaroo tail and makes its own chilli oil; we've used oxtail and bought the oil. Guajillo, habanero, mulato and chipotle chillies are available at Mexican grocers, herbies.com.au and fireworksfoods.com.au. Hibiscus flowers, also called Jamaica flowers, are available at Fireworks Foods and Fiji Market.


At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Twenty
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

Featured in

Jul 2015

You might also like...

Beef cheek recipes

recipes

Pave de boeuf with Roquefort sauce and gratin dauphinoise

A culinary Tour de France

recipes

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

Saltimbocca alla Romana

recipes

Piccata di vitello

Adana kofte

recipes

Roast lamb loin with couscous and pumpkin

Pork chops with fennel

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×