Says--because a chap likes a healthy out-of-door life, and trains for rowing and running, and the rest of it, and don't see his way to stewing
over his books--
The cheaper cuts are best suited to stewing
- the more sinew, cartilage and bone, the better.
If you sear the meat and vegetables before stewing
, as we do at Ballymaloe, it seals the delicious sweet flavours.
Serves 4) 900g stewing
steak Flour, seasoned with salt, pepper, mustard powder and cayenne pepper, for coating 50g beef dripping or cooking oil 100g bacon 4 onions, roughly chopped 300ml draught cider 25g black treacle 100g celery, chopped 4 tinned anchovy fillets Sprig of thyme 75g pickled walnuts, roughly chopped 600ml beef stock For the dumplings: 225g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder Salt and pepper 100g suet Cut the meat into 2.
After that the usual procedure was followed for stewing
Each and every chunk of meat needs to be thoroughly and lovingly browned on all sides before the actual stewing
Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 600g pack essential Waitrose stewing
lamb 400g pack Waitrose Vegetable and Bean Stew Mix (find in the chiller) 2 tsp Bart Ras El Hanout Spice Mix 1 tbsp tomato pure 1 tbsp clear honey 100g wholesome soft apricots, halved Method Heat the oil in a heavy-based ovenproof casserole dish; add the lamb pieces and fry until golden on both sides.