Category Archives: Beef

Chicken Liver Ragu with Pappardelle

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Chicken livers, it has to be said, aren’t everybody’s cup of offal. My wife, case in point, positively hates them and has even threatened divorce if I ever fed them … Continue reading

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Burger with Smoked Bacon Dust

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Anyone who thinks we pub-goers spend our time talking rubbish, take heed: this idea came from a American drinker I’ve been calling Rick, but who is actually called Rob (I’ve just … Continue reading

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Galician Sirloin Steak

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Kitty Fisher’s restaurant in Mayfair serves what the food writer Tom Parker Bowles describes as ‘an aged mooer’ – aka Galician steak. Galicia, in case you’re not familiar, is the … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Picanha Steak

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Picanha is a stunning cut of beef from the top of the rump. It’s most popular in Brazil, but it’s being offered by top-notch butchers (such as the guys at … Continue reading

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Smoked Chilli with Borlotti Beans and Fennel Seeds

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There are three secrets to this extraordinary chilli: frying half of the minced beef until it is crispy; grinding fennel seeds to add to the spice mixed to give it … Continue reading

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Fillet of Beef Rolled in Leek Charcoal Powder

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I saw this recipe on the Food Network Show, Destination Flavour: Japan. Presenter Yoshihiro Narisawa described it as one of the greatest things he’d ever tasted and given that he … Continue reading

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Butcher’s Masterclass: How to cut your own Flat Iron Steaks

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  The feather blade is a wondrous piece of meat in terms of flavour – but you need a lot of time on your hands to cook it. Cut from between … Continue reading

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Flat Iron Steak with Burnt Onion Ketchup

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Flat Iron steak is an exceptional cut of beef. It’s become quite trendy in Britain because it’s relatively cheap and hugely flavourful with a wonderful toothsome texture: like a cross … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Super Schnitzel

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There are so many flavours on this plate I hardly know where to start: sour and tart, sweet and hot, salty, oniony, fishy, jammy, fruity, meaty. The works! It should … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Beef Wellington

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There are a few dishes I have been scared of trying because of the potential for disaster. This is one of them. Beef Wellington has always struck me as putting … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Insanity Burger

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My friend Danny and I are on an endless quest for the perfect burger. Not just those you can get at the myriad of trendy burger joints that have sprung … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Ginger-Braised Ox Cheeks with Spiced Lentils and Watercress Yogurt

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  I’m proud to report that this is one of the best dishes I have ever cooked. Not my words – but those of my very discerning wife. Top-end restaurants … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Cottage Pie with Blue Cheese Mash Topping

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If you ever doubt your ability to cook an amazing meal, let me tell you about my friend Ray. A few months ago, he could barely make beans on toast. … Continue reading

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Christmas pies from Pieminister

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  As much as I love a nice pie, pastry isn’t my forte. Even the ready-made, shop-bought stuff can be too much of a faff. So I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Smashed Cheeseburger Toastie

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I thought I’d nailed the perfect burger until I read this post from the great Dan Toombes aka the Curry Guy. He’s been on a burger tour of his native … Continue reading

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Australian Wagyu Rib-Eye Steak

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Wagyu steak. It is, beyond doubt, beyond compare.  Such a bold statement would suggest a denigration of other breeds, but this isn’t the case.   A Longhorn, a Shorthorn, a … Continue reading

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Ginger Pig Roast Beef Salad with Wagamama Coriander and Chilli Dressing

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Ginger Pig roast beef: the gift that keeps on giving. This week, I wrote about my experience at the Ginger Pig Butchery Class and the magnificent Cote de Boeuf joint … Continue reading

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‘Ginger Pig’ Roast Beef Masterclass

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If you’re a beef lover (and if you’re not, what are you doing here?), I have a few questions for you: 1. What’s the difference between a fore-rib and a … Continue reading

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Can you cook fillet steak from frozen? Yes…here’s how…

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Have you ever thought of cooking a steak from frozen? It sounds like madness, doesn’t it? Sheer lunacy. But according to this article, the results are better than if you … Continue reading

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Himalayan Salt-Aged Fiorentina Steak

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Meat lovers are all too familiar with the benefits of dry-ageing a great piece of beef. The enzymes in the decaying process break down the connective tissue in the muscle … Continue reading

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Review: Aldi Wagyu Sirloin Steak, £6.99

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When I read in a newspaper that Aldi was selling Wagyu beef for just £6.99 for an 8oz steak, I fell off my chair. This just couldn’t be true, could … Continue reading

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Boucherie Roulière, Paris: Where the steak is so blue it moos!

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  @recipeshed How would you like your steaks cooked? Oh, just knock its horns off, wipe its nasty ass, and chunk it right here on this plate. — John Clayton … Continue reading

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Cheesy Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Linguine

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These meatballs are brilliant for all the family. In fact, I got my two sons, aged nine and six, to make the meatballs while I got on with making the … Continue reading

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Brazilian Rump Steak Kebabs

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You may have noticed that the World Cup 2014 will soon be upon us. And thus, hours of TV is being dedicated to that faraway land with its exotic climes, … Continue reading

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Vietnam Pho Bo (Spicy Beef and Noodle Soup)

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Time and effort-wise, Vietnam Pho Bo is not for the faint-hearted. It involves several processes and a lot of ingredients, but the results are well worthwhile: spicy and fragrant from … Continue reading

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Lurpak Food Adventures: T-Bone Steak with Tarragon, Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Butter

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This is the third recipe I’ve developed using Lurpak’s Clarified Butter from its new Cook’s Range. Last week I made Indian-Spiced King Scallops, then Potted King Prawns. They were delicious, … Continue reading

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35-Day Aged Cote De Boeuf Cooked Sous Vide

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Nothing in the world makes me happier than when my wife’s happy. And that saying about ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ equally applies to my … Continue reading

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Chorizo and Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

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This was a triumph – not my words, but my wife’s – both as a midweek meal and for my wife’s lunch the next day (using the leftovers). In fact, … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Slow Roast 42-Day Aged Lincoln Red Beef

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I was walking past a butcher’s window the other day when I saw the most magnificent display of purple, almost black, aged foreribs of beef hanging in the window. At … Continue reading

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Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms

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It’s hard to improve on perfection. Actually, it’s impossible, or it wouldn’t be perfect. So what I give you here is a different kind of perfection: the burger is the … Continue reading

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