Thursday, April 07, 2005

recipe is: Beef Stew

This is a variation of Chef Din's Beef Stew (Sunday Mail 3 April 2005)


600 gms beef, cubed (sirloin is most preferable, but you can use your fav cut of the meat)

6 tbsp olive oil

8 shallots, diced

5 onions, quartered

1 leek, sliced

3 stalks celery, sliced

1 carrot, cubed

1/2 head cauliflower, floretted

4 tbsp tomato puree (or according to your liking)

3 cups chicken stock

2 tsp mustard

2 tsp dark soya sauce

2 tsp oyster sauce

4 potatoes, cut into chunks

2 tomatoes, peeled and quartered

3 bay leaves

salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a pan or wok, fry shallots till glassy

Add onions and fry till onions are glassy

Add beef and brown on all sides for about 3 mins

Pour in chicken stock and bring to boil

Simmer with lid on for 40 mins

Add leek and celery and cook for another 15 mins

Add potatoes and carrot and simmer for another 10 mins

Add tomatoes, tomato puree, bay leaves cauliflower, mustard, oyster sauce, dark soya sauce, salt and pepper

Simmer for another 15 mins

Serves 4