Yep, I just eat other food as an excuse to consume garlic
A variant on the roo stoo I've recently tried was a "bones" soup. There wasn't any tail at the shop when I went so found myself with something that I think was more the spine than anything else. Same concept but, but fractionally less jelly-like so it worked well in the soup. Here's what I did:
Bought the roo bones/tail in fist-sized chunks, roasted these in hot oven till nicely browned.
Added the cooked bones to stock pot with water, whole unpeeled onion, whole carrots, something I found in the fridge which was most likely the butt end of a bunch of celery, pepper leaves and thyme (my idea was to use Prosanthera instead of the thyme, but I'm either overdoing it with the mintbush or mine just tastes really gross...). Boil/simmer for most of the day, until you run out of patience.
Strained off the stock, ditched the now-soggy veggies and left the bones to cool a bit. To the stock added chopped garlic, carrot, celery, swede (
my inner Nana comes to the fore) and parsnip. When these were cooked, removed the meat from the bones and added back to the stock with some ground pepperberries and fresh sea parsley.
My tip with this is that the bones can have some tiny little bits in there and it serves to really poke about to remove them before chucking the meat back into the soup.
Oh man, now I'm *really* hungry