Monday, 28 May 2012
All things British are trending at the moment- the Olympics, the Queen's diamond jubilee and.......Beef Oxford.
After a couple of weeks of describing the beef stew, as well as emailing me the recipe, the art teacher realised he needed to take matters into his own hands and chose mother's day for the occasion.
I thought it was delicious, (I had a fabulous mothers day) he thought it a bit bland and boring- next time we're going to 'tweek' it- some more green pepper, a touch of tomato, something to lift it?........no disrespect- all in the Crown's honour of course!
Recipe- a standard stew recipe. Toss the stewing beef in seasoned flour, brown, (the art teacher was very authentic and browned in lard), set aside, add onion, garlic, 100g mushrooms, 1 green pepper, saute, throw the meat back, add stock and wine, more wine than stock of course! Finally 1 tablespoon of apricot jam and some new potatoes, simmer on the stove for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.
Perfect for those cold, wet days, when the clouds hang heavy and the trees have few leaves left.