This is a dish from Piemonte in the north of Italy. You can use a really good cut of meat like silverside or a topside but I find the steak from the spale bone works very well. Dice some celery and carrot and add it with the meat to a large vessel. Add a few [...]write a comment | Cooking beef, brasato
It’s such a seventies dish, popping up at every dinner party before anyone could cook, accompanied by garlic bread and grated cheese. Well we’ve moved on apace since those days of culinary dreariness and this version is a wholly more exciting affair. Best of all it uses up all that leftover beef from the Sunday [...]write a comment | Cooking beef, cannelloni beans, cumin, Sunday lunch, turmeric
Buy a decent cut of lean beef. You want a small topside and cut it yourself. If you have a good butcher, tell them what you’re making but don’t buy anything that’s called ‘frying’ or ‘minute’ steak’. Cut the beef into long, thin strips and flash fry, making sure you don’t cook it too long [...]write a comment | Cooking beef, horseradish, kohlrabi
In a pestle and mortar pound fresh chopped ginger, soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, green peppercorns, sliced red chilli and chopped fresh coriander. Cut a fillet steak into thin strips and marinate in this mixture for an hour. Before cooking, remove meat from sauce and pat dry. Stir fry quickly in a hot wok in [...]write a comment | Articles beef, ginger, herbs, noodles, stir fry
Roast Silverside with Red Cabbage Silverside isn’t always the finest cut so responds well to the added flavours of the mixture of thyme, lime juice and honey you coat it with. Roast the joint rare and when it’s done add some red wine to the roasting pan and reduce the liquid for gravy. While the beef [...]write a comment | Articles beef, red cabbage, roasts
This is a triumphant dinner party dish for a Friday night when you’ve been busy. Just come home, put on the beef, keep a steady eye on it and open some wine. By the time you’ve had a drink, bathed and talked to your guests, it will be ready. Chop onions, carrots, celery very fine [...]write a comment | Cooking beef, broccoli
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