The classic Stephanie casserole
This is one of my youngest daughters favourite meals, wow can she shovel it away! Simplicity itself, as most things here are, but packed full of flavour and lots of vegetables. Improves if you make it a day ahead! I put far more veg in than meat so am giving method rather than measures.
Sweat down chopped onions, leeks, carrots, pumpkin and a couple of bashed cloves of garlic. Then add a handful of chopped cherry tomatoes.
Sear chopped beef until browned and season to taste. Add a two ...
Very slowly cooked Beef Cheeks with Sweet Potato Fondant and Spiced Red Cabbage
A truly underrated, inexpensive cut of meat that becomes as soft as butter if treated respectfully. Unfortunately it's becoming a bit "cheffy", that said remembering that days of cheap shanks before they became the must have gastropub food and the price was soon reflected. Oh dear, popularity is a crime to the wallet! Portion size should be 250g per person, in my opinion it's way too much. This will serve us twice.
You can't usually just wander into a butcher, and certainly not ...
Maple Syrup Glazed Chicken
This was delicious, apologies for the exceptionally retro style rice timbale...I watched a 70's programme earlier, you might get a gateau next, oops! So marinade:
2 heaped tblsp maple syrup, 2 of fresh lemon juice, 1 of light soy sauce, knob of grated garlic, 3 cloves of grated garlic and some black pepper
marinate 2 trimmed chicken breasts for up to 3 hours. Take chicken out, don't throw the marinade away please!
Sear the chicken off then wrap loosely in ...