Oxtail, rice and peas, with sweet plantain is a common, popular west Indian dish. When you think of the word "oxtail" pleasant thoughts may not come to mind but this food is actually incredibly tasty. You can find it at every west Indian restaurant as well as Spanish or Dominican restaurants as well. Each culture has their own way of cooking this dish and making it their own. I happen to love oxtail, its my favorite west Indian dish. When cooking this dish its best to trim away all the excess fat that comes with this type of meat. The plantains and greens just put the icing on the cake, Its nice to enjoy once in a while but not repeatedly or on a daily basis.