1. Brown oxtail thoroughly on high heat in olive oil. Salt well.
2. Sautée onion on low heat until soft. Add salt to this is well.
3. Add garlic to pan, then add herbs.
4. Add onion mix to the oxtail & cover with water.
5. Bring oxtail to a boil. Add dates & bell pepper.
6. Cook covered on low heat for 2 1/2 hours, or until meat falls off the bone.
7. Add salt & pepper to taste.