So for the last two months I have been putting on a supperclub, in Oxford. It is always a delight to share my food and the last club was no exception. We had such a great group of friends, strangers and neighbours share the dining table. Everyone was so enthusiastic about meeting new people and trying new food... and all it took was the pop of a wine cork to get the merriment underway. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I have no doubt that this little bowl of love (which I dished up for the main course) will have helped.
This dish is one of my slow cooker favourites. The perfect do-it-ahead number if you are having friends over. You just need to seal the meat, pop it in the oven to do its business and hey presto... you've got yourself a dinner.
I know Ox Cheek isn't the easiest ingredient to get hold of but it is worth trying, if you can. If not, feel free to substitute the meat for shin of beef or venison stewing steak. You can also use pre-made or shop bought mulled wine, instead of basic red wine.
I served mine with soft buttery Polenta... if you want to see me making it live, check out my first ever (ultra embarrassing) cooking video here.