Wine-Braised Oxtails with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

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Oxtail is the common name for a cow’s tail. It is used in a variety of cuisines, including traditional Jamaican and Chinese recipes. Oxtail is most often served as part of a stew or a soup, as the fat, cartilage and bone marrow add plenty of flavor. The meat becomes very tender when it is subjected to wet cooking for long periods of time.