01 October 2013

Braised Beef cheeks in Verjuice and Mustard Marinade - Maggie Beer recipe


  1. The other day I saw beef cheeks in Aldi, and remembered eating them as child. I never prepared them before, but realised they need to be slow cooked, as the muscles are very tough. I have searched the internet and decided to cook them Maggie Beer way. 
    It was delicious!

    Ingredients:
  2. 1oo ml Olive oil
  3. 4 shallots, chopped
  4. 2 carrots, chopped
  5. 2 celery stalks, chopped
  6. 4 beef cheeks
  7. 2 cups veal or beef stock
  8. salt and black pepper to taste

  9. -Marinade
  10. 2 tsp fennel seeds
  11. 1 tbs brown sugar
  12. 15 g fresh ginger, grated
  13. 3 tbs dijon mustard
  14. 1/2 cup verjuice (or white wine)

  15. Method:

    1. Preheat oven to 160*C.

      Place a medium size heavy cast iron pot over a medium to high heat, add 50 millilitres of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sauté the shallots, carrot and celery until golden brown, remove from the pot and set aside. Season the beef cheeks with sea salt and seal with the remaining 50 millilitres of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

      In a separate pan reduce the stock by half until you have approximately 250 millilitres. Return the vegetables with the beef cheeks, then pour over the stock with ½ cup of the marinade, and place in the preheated oven to cook gently for 2 – 2 ½ hours (or longer), or until the cheeks are meltingly tender but still holding their shape.
      Serve with juices and bitter greens and waxy potatoes, rice or polenta.



Govedji Obrazi

Neki dan sam ugledala govedje obraze u Aldiju, i sjetila se da sam ih zadnji put jela u djetinjstvu. Nisam ih nikada prije pripremala, ali znam da je meso jako zilavo i da je neophodno dugo ih kuhati na slaboj vatri. Malo sam istrazila internet i odlucila se za recept Maggie Beer (Australijska 'chefica')..Bilo je odlicno!


Potrebno:
1 dl maslinovog ulja
4 manja crvena luka, sjeckana krupno
2 mrkve, sjecene
2 prutica celera, sjecenog
4 govedja obraza
2 solje teleceg ili govedjeg temeljca
so i biber prema ukusu
Marinada-
2 k (ko)morač sjemena (fennel)
1 K braon secera
15 gr svjezeg djumbira, rendanog
3 K senfa (Francuski)
1/2 solje bijelog vina (ili 'verjuice' - sok grozdja koje nije alkoholiziralo)

Nacin:
Ukljucite rernu na 160*C.
Zagrijte tavu sa teskim dnom, dodajte 50 ml ulja i prodinstajte luk, mrkvu i celer. Izvadite i stavite po strani. Zacinite govedje obraze i na preostalom ulju proprzite.
U drugoj posudi zagrijte temeljac i kuhajte dok 1/2 ne ispari. Vratite povrce u posudu sa obrazima, prelijte temeljcem, dodajte 1/2 solje marinade, pokrijte i smjestite u rernu. Pecite oko 2-2 1/2 sata (ili duze), tj dok meso ne omeksa ali da zadrzi svoj oblik.
Servirajte sa zelenom salatom i krompirom, rizom ili palentom.




14 comments:

  1. I have never seen beef cheeks in ALDI...this sure looks delicious and comforting!

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  2. I have never tried but I would love to
    although I guess they don't sell them here

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  3. Znam da je to jako ukusno meso, ali nisam nikad vidjela ovdje.

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  4. I love Maggie Beer, verjuice and her recipes and this looks so comforting to eat :D

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  6. Nisam nikad probala, ali sam sigurna da bi ovako nešto pojela u slast :-)

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  7. looks tasty and I have never tried beef cheeks

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  8. Nešto veoma slično sprema moja mama, samo ona stavlja beli luk umesto crnog, ili bar da dominira ukus belog luka, i služi sa pirinčom ili makaronama.
    Meni se jako dopada taj ukus, ali se još nisam usudila da ga spremim, bojim se da bi bilo mnogo žilavo..
    Veliki pozdrav

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  9. Goveđi obrazi su mi poprilična novost, a u ovoj finoj kombinaciji okusa i mirisa sigurno su odlični, vidim li ih nekada u ponudi sigurno ću se sjetiti ovog recepta !

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  10. Estupenda receta Yasna, me encanta la carne con verduras muy contundente ,abrazos.

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  11. The only way to go. Looks fantastic, save me a seat at lunch time

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  13. I am slowly getting into slow cooking, this one looks perfect!

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  14. beef cheeks are a cheap cut of meat, braised with this recipe is fantastic and so much flavour. i had trouble finding beef cheeks, but a good butcher will supply them if you ask. the only change i made to the above recipe was to slow cook them for five hours and they fall apart and melt in your mouth. you pay a fortune for these in a restaureant

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