CAN I SUBSTITUTE OSTRICH NECKS FOR OXTAILS IN AN OXTAIL RECIPE?
they look so similar although from different parts of different animals I don't eat beef but want that traditional West Indian Oxtails flavor.
- 1 month agoFavourite answer
Ostrich neck is a slow-cooking meat like oxtail. However the ostrich is much leaner. I've never cooked it, but I have made oxtail and I think oxtail is the most collagen-y meat I have ever made. That unbelievable unctuous texture could not be duplicated even with a different fatty meat, let alone a lean meat.
However - what makes your West Indian Oxtails just that is the flavors of the ingredients used in the cooking (something I've never made - the recipes I looked at looked amazing)! So, yeah - I think it would work well.
- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
I should think so in a slow cooked meal, but probably not in say an oxtail soup. And Ostrich is not easy to get in most places.