Archive for the ‘Cider vinegar’ Category

British Summer Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

September 9, 2016

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Slow cooked Soy Glazed Short Ribs

June 14, 2016

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Beef and Beer Stew (Dorie Greenspan)

February 24, 2016

1/4 cup flour

Fine sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

21/2 pounds chuck or other stew beef, cut into 2-inch cubes, patted dry

3 tablespoons flavorless oil, such as canola, or more as needed

6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic (green germ removed), finely chopped

One 12-ounce bottle Belgian, abbey or brown ale or beer, such as Chimay

11/2 cups no-salt-added beef broth

21/2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark)

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

1 tablespoon tomato paste or concentrate

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Pinch ground cloves

4 sprigs thyme

3 bay leaves

2 cups cubed, roasted vegetables, or as much as you like (optional)

1/4 cup chopped parsley, dill, chives, tarragon or mixed herbs, for serving
Steps

Put the flour in a mixing bowl, season generously with salt and pepper and drop in the beef; toss to coat.

Pour 2 tablespoons of the oil into a 4-to-5-quart Dutch oven set over medium-high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add as many beef cubes as you can without crowding them, first shaking off excess flour. The beef will steam, not brown, if the pan is too full; cook, seasoning each batch with salt and pepper, until browned on all sides. The pieces should release easily from the bottom of the pot. As the meat is browned, transfer it to a separate bowl. If you need more oil to finish browning the batches, add it as needed. Reserve any leftover flour. If the oil in the pot has burned, wipe out the pot, leaving whatever solids (browned bits) have stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Toss the bacon into the pot and cook, stirring, until it has browned and its fat has rendered; transfer to the bowl with the beef.

Add the butter to the pot along with the onions and garlic. Season lightly with salt and pepper; reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramel-colored. Be patient; this can take at least 30 minutes. If you had leftover flour, stir it into the caramelized onions and cook for 2 minutes, until it browns and loses its raw-flour taste.

While the onions are caramelizing, preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Spoon the meat, bacon and whatever juices may have accumulated in the bowl back into the Dutch oven. Add the ale or beer, the broth, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, tomato paste, allspice, cloves, thyme and bay leaves; increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Taste for salt and pepper, adding more as needed. Cover the pot tightly with aluminum foil, then with its lid, and slide it into the oven. Cook (middle rack) for 21/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is tender enough to cut with a spoon. Discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaves.

When you’re ready to serve, stir in the roasted vegetables, if using, then sprinkle the stew with the chopped herbs.

Spicy Crusted Lemongrass Chicken with Coriander Pesto

November 18, 2015

Spicy Crusted Lemongrass Chicken with Coriander Pesto

Roast parsnips with maple syrup and sesame seeds (Oliver Rowe)

November 14, 2015

A roast wouldn’t be complete without these pale roots. These have the added sweetness of maple syrup and a scattering of sesame seeds for dramatic effect.

Serves 4
6 medium parsnips, cut in quarters lengthways, cores cut out
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp maple syrup
Juice of ¼ lemon or 2 tsp cider vinegar
Sea salt
Black pepper
1½ tsp black sesame seeds
½ tsp white sesame seeds

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Toss the parsnips in a big bowl with the oils and a pinch of salt and put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle any oil left in the bowl on top, plus a little extra olive oil, just for luck.
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2 Roast the parsnips until they start to caramelise (about 20 minutes). While they are roasting, take them from the oven a couple of times and toss them in the bowl you originally used. This will help them to roast evenly.

3 When they start taking on a little colour, tip them back into the bowl, drizzle with the maple syrup and the lemon juice or vinegar, toss them once more and return them to the oven.

4 When the maple syrup has gone sticky and the parsnips are golden brown (about 10-15 minutes) remove them from the oven and serve, sprinkled with some more salt and the sesame seeds.
Oliver Rowe, @OliverRowe

Sticky Sausage and Potato Salad

November 5, 2015

Sticky Sausage and potato salad

Rhubarb and Chilli Jam (Dean Edwards)

December 16, 2013

Rhubarb and Chilli Jam (Dean Edwards)

Perfect Pecan Pie (Felicity Cloake)

November 27, 2013

(Makes 1 x 23cm pie)

For the pastry
190g plain flour
¼tsp salt
75g cream cheese
110g butter, chilled
1.5tbsp very cold water
1.5tsp cider vinegar

For the filling
125g pecans
100g dark muscovado sugar
100g maple syrup
85g butter
200ml single cream
2tbsp cornflour
2tbsp bourbon
2 egg yolks
¼tsp salt

To make the pastry, mix the flour with the salt. Add the cream cheese and rub in, or pulse briefly in the food processor to combine, then cut the butter into 2cm chunks and rub in or pulse until it’s the size of a garden pea. Stir in the water and vinegar and pulse or rub in until the butter is the size of small petits pois.

Tip into a bag and knead until it comes together into a dough and feels slightly elastic. Form into a disc and chill for 45 minutes or up to 12 hours.

Grease a 23cm loose-based tart tin and roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick. Use to line the tin, then chill for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180C. Tip the pecans on to a lined baking tray and bake for about 6 minutes until toasted. Allow to cool slightly, then roughly crush half of them.

Prick the pastry base several times with a fork, line with foil and fill with baking beans, rice or dried pulses. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and beans and bake for another 6 minutes until golden.

Meanwhile, put the sugar, syrup, butter and cream into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and stir together until it melts. Sprinkle over the cornflour and whisk until it thickens into a smooth, silky mixture. Take off the heat and stir in the bourbon, egg yolks and salt, followed by the crushed pecans.

Tip into the pie crust and arrange the remaining pecans on top. Bake for about 25 minutes until set on top. Allow to cool before serving.

Chicken with Vindaloo Spices (Madhur Jaffrey)

October 15, 2013

Chicken with Vindaloo Spices (Madhur Jaffrey)

Super Sticky Pork Ribs (Jamie Oliver)

October 2, 2013

Super Sticky Pork Ribs (Jamie Oliver)