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Beef sirloin with white asparagus, Solomon’s seal, craft ale

Beef sirloin with white asparagus, Solomon’s seal, craft ale

Beef sirloin with white asparagus, Solomon’s seal, craft ale

  • Main
  • medium
  • 4
  • 1 hour 40 minutes

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1
Preheat the oven to 110°C/gas mark 1/4
2
Lightly oil and season the beef, place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 45 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Remove and set aside
  • 800g of sirloin of beef, trimmed
  • salt
  • pepper
  • light olive oil
3
Heat the pressure cooker with the lid off, season the oxtail pieces and seal the meat. Add the red wine and reduce by half
  • 1 oxtail, cut into 4 pieces
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 500ml of red wine
4
Add the beef stock, vegetables and herbs. Put the lid on the pressure cooker, bring up to full pressure then reduce the heat. Cook at a medium pace for 40 minutes
  • 300ml of beef stock
  • 1 carrot, peeled and halved lengthways
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 celery stick, peeled and halved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
5
Release the pressure, remove the meat from the bone and dice the cooked vegetables. Mix the two together and set aside
6
Pass the juices into a pan, bring to a gently boil and reduce until sticky. Add this to the oxtail and mix well
7
Now make an emulsion to cook the Solomon’s seal. Bring the water to the boil, add a pinch of salt and then whisk in the butter until emulsified. Set aside until ready to use
  • 200g of unsalted butter
  • 250ml of water
8
Heat a little oil in a frying pan, season the sirloin and seal on the fat side until golden and rendered, then roll the beef in the pan to caramelise the remainder. Finally, add a couple of knobs of butter and finish roasting for 3-4 minutes, remove and rest in a warm place
  • light olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 knobs of butter
9
Sear and colour the raw asparagus in a pan with a little oil and butter until golden brown. Finish with a healthy splash of the ale and cook until the beer emulsifies and thickens into a sauce
  • 8 white asparagus spears, peeled
  • 1 knob of butter
  • olive oil
  • 150ml of India Pale Ale
10
Bring the emulsion back to the boil and blanch the Solomon’s seal for 2 minutes in the emulsion. Strain and set aside
  • 12 solomon's seal buds, washed
11
For the Charlotte potato slices, wash the potatoes thoroughly and slice on a mandolin to a thickness of 2mm. Blanch in boiling salted water for 1 minute, strain and refresh in ice water
  • 2 Charlotte potatoes
12
Remove from the iced water and pat dry. Heat the butter is a large frying pan and once foaming add the potatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes, just to coat in the butter. Remove from the pan, season and set aside
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • salt
13
Warm the oxtail in a pan, carve the beef into 4 pieces and top with the oxtail
14
Arrange on a plate with the asparagus, potato thins and Solomon’s seal, then drizzle with the reduced beer

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Ingredients

Metric

Imperial

Beef sirloin

  • 800g of sirloin of beef, trimmed
  • light olive oil
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • salt
  • pepper

Oxtail

White asparagus

Solomon's seal

  • 12 solomon's seal buds, washed
  • 200g of unsalted butter
  • 250ml of water

Potato

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