So i’ve gone MIA for a while. Heehehee.. my bad, totally.
Truth be told, blogging doesn’t quite appeal to me anymore. But because there are some pretty awesome recipes that i need to ‘file’ it here, i blog. Sorry, not much styling these days too… It’s not that i have lost interest or whatsoever, it’s more like the balcony at the moment isn’t quite conducive to photograph food at the moment due to the current ongoing construction work nearby.
Anyway, i had some friends over twice last month for some makan-makan and this was part of the food i served during one of the sessions. The friends, particularly, Miss Tamchiak, loved my beef stew so much so that she declared it was the BEST beef stew she ever had, and mind you, this girl has been eating/sampling alot of food. Of course i was flattered. It did do something to the ego, y’know.. and i totally needed it then because cooking for the 3 little humans and the old man wasn’t exactly fun anymore. :P
Beef and Guinness Stew
1.5kg stewing beef, cut into chunks
1.5 tsp salt
3 tbsp flour
3 tbsp olive oil
2 large onion, chopped
2 carrot, cut into chunks
5-6 potato, cut into chunks
2 large garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 can Guinness Stout
a dash of mix herbs or a sprig of thyme
beef or chicken stock
a pinch of cayenne
few dashed of Worcestershire
salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Marinate the beef with salt and coat it with flour before browning it in skillet. Set aside.
2. Brown onion in your cast iron pan. Stir in garlic, follow by tomato puree.
3. Pour some Guinness beer into the pan to caramelize a little. Add in the beef chunk with the remaining beer.
4. Let the beef simmer for a few minutes before palming in the rest of the carrots and potatoes. Sit, taste, add in the rest of the ingredients, taste again.
5. Cover and let it simmer very gently for 2-3 hours.
6. Taste again before scattering chopped parsley all over.
Oh, by the way, Happy New Year!! Kinda late but better than never eh? ;)
I’ve got only 1 wish this year, that is to find a suitable unit ASAP. Hope that will happen in this term. Really keeping my fingers crossed!