all photographs appearing on this site, www.my-halflife.com have been taken by me, pradeep jeganathan. they can not be reproduced in any form, with out my written permission. please leave a comment on a post, if you wish to use a photograph, i will get back to you.
Oxtail Soup. A very simple dish, really. Grows tastier by the day, after you've made it.
marinate the ox tail in season the ox tail, marinate in a little vinegar, for as long as you like, and then brown it in some olive oil. then simmer it, on low heat for as long as you can, at least 2-3 hours, and then add carrots, onions, and what ever else you like, 20 mins before you want it to be done.
that's it. Ox tail, the most used muscle in the cow's body, is really tasty like this; it doesn't need much else.
Pradeep Jeganathan was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he lives and works. He began to cook when he discovered, as an undergraduate in the US, that MacDonald's was terrible. He continued, when he realized that girls like a guy who knows to cook. After he took up photography as a hobby, he got into shooting food. He has eaten a lot of cold meals since, but he hasn't stopped, because taking a photograph, helps him remember what he's eaten. (He eats a lot, and some times, he forgets). His food photos have been published in a variety of international and Sri Lankan print magazines and web sites and his food photo/recipe columns have appeared Zero77 & Spectrum ("Achcharu") and will soon appear in Ink. He's been a featured chef on ETV's The Home Gourmet, his cooking and food photos have been the subject of a feature article in Sri Lanka's Sunday Times; his food blog has also been featured in Femina.in -- the Indian women's magazine.