Category Archives: Beef

Fillet Steak with Wasabi Butter and Triple-Cooked Chips

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Friday night is Steak Night in Housedad Towers. It might sound boring to do the same thing every week, but when one reaches a certain age, routine keeps you sane. … Continue reading

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60-Day Aged Rump of Dexter Beef

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This is a truly magnificent hunk of beef. So hunky, in fact, it could have its own female fan club. The breed: Dexter. The cut: Rump.   The age: 60 … Continue reading

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Time To Die: The Best Burger Ever….’Turner & George’ Dexter Beef with New York Steak Rub and Aged Blue-Vein Cheddar

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When I texted a couple of these photos to my foodie friend Danny, he had two words, and both were in block capitals: ‘JESUS CHRIST!’ And he’s not even religious. … Continue reading

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White Park Bone-In Fillet Steak

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Bone-In Fillet Steak has been a holy grail pursuit of mine for some time. The only time I’ve tried it before was on the ‘other’ side (to the sirloin side) … Continue reading

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Perfect Cauliflower Cheese Bake with Cote de Boeuf Steak

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My wife’s favourite accompaniment to a roast dinner or juicy steak is cauliflower cheese. She claims hers is better than mine – but (whisper it) she’s wrong! THIS is the … Continue reading

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USDA Prime Striploin Steak with Bone Marrow Butter and Lard-Fried Triple-Cooked Chips

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  Ever since my wife treated me to a birthday night at Wolfgang Puck’s The Cut restaurant in London’s Park Lane, I’ve been keen to try USDA Prime Striploin at … Continue reading

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Fillet Steak with Bone Marrow Melt and Gentleman’s Relish

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I had my friends Ray and Sara over for dinner at the weekend and wanted to treat them to something extra special. Sara, in particular, loves her steak, so the … Continue reading

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Longhorn Fillet Steak with Nobu Umami #5 Mushrooms

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I have enjoyed some formidable steaks in my time, but this one was right up there with the best of them. The breed: Longhorn (sourced Tori and Ben’s Farm, which … Continue reading

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Sirloin Steak Marinated in Beer and Brown Sugar

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Of all the cuts, sirloin steak is my favourite. In this recipe, I’ve marinated it in beer, teryaki and brown sugar. The results were savoury and sweet. Very nice. And … Continue reading

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Japanese Crispy Beef

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  My wife bought me a chip pan for Christmas. Nothing special. Ordinary, bog standard pan with a basket. But it’s brilliant. The last time I used a chip pan … Continue reading

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A week of living Bart-ishly! Bart’s New Range of World Spice Blends Tried & Tasted

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  I’ve been sent Bart’s new range of world spice blends to try because, as it says in their press release, I like to think of myself as an ‘adventurous … Continue reading

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Fillet of Beef Stroganoff with Rodda’s Clotted Cream

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 Clotted Cream is something I’ve only ever had on holiday in Cornwall, piled high on top of jam, on top of scones (never EVER cream, then jam – that’s a … Continue reading

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Ultimate Luxury Burger: Beef with Shaved Truffle and Apres Soleil Cheese on Toasted Cholla Buns

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This might not be the world’s most expensive burger, but it’s pretty close! I wanted to create a super-umami burger that was bursting with meaty, mushroomy, cheesy depth – and … Continue reading

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Rose Veal Katsu Curry (or Breaded Veal with Chip Shop Curry Sauce)

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One of my favourite concoctions in the Recipe Shed is Chicken Katsu Curry so I wondered if it would work with veal escalope. I am very happy to report that … Continue reading

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Review: Higgidy British Beef, Stilton & Sussex Ale Pie

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Jam-packed with huge chunks of soft, yielding beef in a savoury gravy of ale, black treacle, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce and Stilton, topped with melt-in-the-mouth mashed potato, I’m at a loss … Continue reading

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‘The Stag’ Jacob’s Ladder Beef Short Ribs

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I had these quite astonishingly soft and meaty beef ribs at a pub called The Stag in London, NW3. I was so blown away by them that I virtually begged … Continue reading

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Seared Onglet with Bone Marrow and Wild Mushroom Sauce

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When I was a boy,  I’d watch bemused as our dog went at a marrow bone like a pooch possessed. Was he stark raving bonkers or did he have some … Continue reading

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‘Hello Fresh’ Italian Polpetti Soup with Conchiglie (and get a £10 off voucher code)

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Every now and then, a housedad needs a break from cooking. All that shopping, and measuring, and chopping takes its toll. And so for a few days over the last … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Black Treacle-cured Fillet of Beef

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Roast beef is on the menu at most of the pubs where I live. Unfortunately, profit margins force them to use cheaper cuts, like topside which, though tasty, can be … Continue reading

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Higgidy Chinese Spiced Beef Pies

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How about giving ordinary beef mince pies an Oriental twist with this extremely tasty recipe from Camilla Stephens’ splendid ‘Higgidy Cookbook’?  Camilla is the founder of Higgidy, which you may … Continue reading

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How to make Salt Beef at home

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The best salt beef sandwich I’ve ever tasted was from the Birley Salt Beef Bar in London’s Canary Wharf, where I worked a few years ago. It stuck in my memory … Continue reading

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Rose Veal Escalopes with Creamy Bacon-Mushroom Sauce

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I’ve signed up to Alternative Meats’ ‘Gourmet Surprise Box’ which, for £25 per month, supplies me with a box of meaty goodies to inspire my cooking. The latest box contained a wild … Continue reading

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Higgidy Chilli Beef Pie with Black Treacle

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When is a pie not a pie? When it’s this Chilli Beef Pie with Spiced Potato Wedges from Camilla Stephens’ splendid ‘Higgidy Cookbook’. Camilla is the founder of Higgidy, which … Continue reading

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How to trim and cook onglet: the beefiest steak you will ever taste – and the best value for money

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Onglet isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but looks can be deceiving: this is a bee-yoo-ti-ful steak, flavour-wise. One of the best. And as cheap as the chips you … Continue reading

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Baked Paccheri Pasta with Bolognese and Grana Padano Sauce

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I came across Paccheri pasta during my weekly shop. They are big rigatoni-like tubes that are fantastic for holding chunky sauces, like this best-ever Bolognese, which I make ahead in … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steak Challenge #8: Longhorn Cote de Boeuf

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I am passionate about rare breed beef and over the last year I’ve been on a quest to sample as much as possible. Check out my Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge to find … Continue reading

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Sliced Teryaki Steak and Chargrilled Vegetables

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  In my quest to find the perfect steak, on the advice of a friend I decided to try  Costco Sirloin. My first two, cooked medium-rare for two-minutes each side … Continue reading

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The Danny Burger

The Danny Burger

Named in honour of its creator, my fellow foodie dad, Danny Loshak. This is a beast of a burger, and I can do no more justice to its construction than … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steak Challenge: Welsh Wagyu Sirloin

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I’ve written many times about the glories of wagyu beef – the deeply marbled, super-juicy, ultra-tasty meat of the Japanese kobe cattle. The most glorious of the genre is said … Continue reading

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Rare Beef Salad with African Chilli Coconut Relish

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I bought this Bim’s Kitchen African Chilli Coconut Relish at a farmers’ market recently not really knowing what to expect, but it is delicious. It’s made with lots of coconut, … Continue reading

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