Introduction: Beef Stew With Vegetables in Open Fire
Dear diary, it been a while since I.. No, no, I am joking , but it feels like it. i.e. it’s been a year and a half since I started my blog and shame to admit its not exactly going nowhere.
You may say, well, maybe it’s about time to stop, you probably right. The truth is that I do the blog partly for record my live. It will be interesting to look at it for when I will be old (older). And yes, that why it’s feel like (my blog) privet diary and, anyway I always wanted to use that phrase (Dear diary, it been a while since I..). Back to the recipe. It is the end of the summer and we had one last opportunity to cook outside. So we used it to cook a nice stew, using Dutch oven.
Step 1: Ingredients:
1.5kg Skirt or any other beef joint good for slow cook. 2 Big onions, roughly sliced. 3 Celery stalk, roughly sliced. 1 Celeriac, cut to 8 wedges. 2 One green and one yellow bell pepper roughly cut. 8 Garlic cloves half. 1/3 White cubage roughly (again) cut. 600mm Chicken stock. 1 Teaspoon turmeric. 1 Tablespoon dry marjoram. Olive oil
Step 2: Preparation:
According to the recipe title, we used a Dutch oven but, I guess one can cook it on his kitchen hob. However I highly recommend to do it outdoor on open fire. It is great fun (especially if the weather is good) and, the food cooking method of open fire cookery add a great flavour to the finish dish. Something you can’t achieve on your ordinary household oven hob. I do not give here instruction on how to cook using the Dutch oven, but I am sure the internet is full of instruction on it. So, brown the meat and set aside. Sauté the onions in the Dutch oven and once it starting to be transparent add the remain of the vegetables, the spices and seasoning. Mix well to completely coat the vegetables with the oil. Add the meat and mix. Add the chicken stock, bring to the boil and gently mix. Cover the pan and slow cook for at least two hours. As usual for this type of cookery, time to time check that there is enough liquid in the pan, if not add some more. Enjoy P.S. If by any chance you do read that recipe and you cook it, please leave a comment on my blog. www.thedyslexiccraftsman.com