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NEILL ANTHONY’S BEEF CHEEK WITH CAULIFLOWER RAISONS

NEILL ANTHONY’S BEEF CHEEK WITH CAULIFLOWER RAISONS

RECIPES SERVES 2 PEOPLE

 

INGREDIENTS:

BEEF CHEEK:

500g beef cheek

Oil for frying

1.5 litres of hot beef stock

 

CAULIFLOWER:

1 head cauliflower

Olive Oil

Salt to Taste

50g butter, cold and cubed

 

SPINACH:

200g spinach

50ml water (if required)

 

15g golden raisins

Soaked in hot water

 

METHOD:

BEEF CHEEK

Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker over high heat

Season the beef cheeks with salt

Sear in batches then remove onto a metal tray

Once all the cheeks are seared place them into a pot and cover with the stock

Cover with a tight-fitting lid

Allow to cook in a pressure cooker for 1 hour

When cooked remove the cheeks with a spider and strain the braising liquid into another pot and place over a medium heat

Reduce braising liquid by half while skimming off any excess fat

Once the cheeks have cooled pull them apart to remove and excess fat and sinew

Set aside on a tray and cover with cling film to avoid the beef from drying out

 

CAULIFLOWER:

Cut cauliflower into florets, then slice florets into 2cm slices

Reserve any trimmings for puree

Place a griddle pan on high heat

Season and coat cauliflower slices with olive oil

Char cauliflower on a griddle pan until lines appear

Set Aside on a tray

Heat a frying pan on high heat

Fry cauliflower trimmings in pan for 12 min

Remove from pan and place in blender

Blend with salt and butter until smooth

Pass puree through a sieve, place in squeeze bottle and set aside

 

SPINACH:

Bring medium-sized saucepan to medium heat

Add spinach to pan and allow to wilt, adding a splash of water if required

Drain spinach on a tray with paper towel, set aside

 

FINISHING:

Place a non-stick pan over high heat

Sear beef in pan until crispy

Add 2 tablespoons beef sauce to glaze beef cheeks

Place beef cheeks and cauliflower on plate

Dot puree onto plate, add spinach and raisins to garnish

Read to serve with Vriesenhof Chardonnay 2014