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Hawaiin oxtail soup with cilantro
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Oxtail soup recipe Hawaiian Style

As we already discussed, the authentic oxtail recipe will contain peanuts. Read on to know the Oxtail soup recipe Hawaiian Style.


  • 2 pounds Oxtails
  • 2 whole pieces
  • 1 Orange Peel dried and shredded
  • 1 inch Ginger thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Shelled peanuts (You can use roasted, unsalted peanuts also)
  • 2 cups Mustard Greens
  • ¼ tsp Chilli Pepper Flakes
  • Cilantro Chopped for garnish
  • 4 tsp Ginger grated for garnish
  • 2 pcs Green onions chopped for garnish


  • Take a large pot and fill it with water
  • Add the oxtails to the water and parboil them for 30 minutes.
  • Oil and excess fat will start forming a foam layer on the water surface, removing them.
  • Add the star anise, orange peel, ginger, and salt to the boiling mixture and cook them at a simmer.
  • Keep it at a simmer for 1 hour to cook the oxtails till tender.
  • Add the peanuts to the pot and boil it for another 2 to 3 hours.
  • To decide if the cooking is complete, check for meat falling off the bones. If this is seen, be sure that the oxtails are cooked to perfection.
  • Keep skimming the fat from the boiling mixtures periodically. Having fat in the dish will alter the taste. 
  • Add the mustard greens and chili pepper flakes. 
  • Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the mustard greens become tender.
  • Remove the pot from the stove and garnish it with green onions, ginger, and cilantro to serve.
  • You can serve it hot with rice for the best taste.