October is now upon us which means ones thing: central heating. And what better compliments the nights drawing in, the windows hammered by rain and the unpacking of woollies and tights, than a lovely big bowl of stew.
Here are some of my autumnal favourites:
Beef bourguignon – a Raymond Blanc classic. I have tried and tested a number of bourguignon recipes and this one is, I humbly believe, the best. The only thing I would recommend is adding a few sautéed mini onions or shallots as a garnish at the end (in addition to the bacon and mushrooms). So as I can’t alter perfection. Here’s the Recipe PDF: Boeuf Bourguignon. (just click to open). I would also suggest using blade of beef over cheek. Other than that. Enjoy. I’m salivating at the thought.
Beef and carrot – poor man’s beef bourg, quick and easy. Recipe Coming Soon!
Beef in Guinness – just delicious
Chicken and tomato (Italian) – your low fat option. Recipe Coming Soon!
Hungarian Kettle Goulash – packed with paprika to fire up your belly! Recipe later this week!
Dorset Jugged Steak – simple and scrummy packed with beef, sausage and port. Oh yes!
Lancashire Hot Pot – Recipe coming soon!
All of the above can be served with veg, just a huge hunk of crispy bread or nokedli (hungarian mini dumpling things). Oh God I love this food.