Pepper Gravy

Pepper Gravy

1 tbs butter

2 tbs peppercorns

1 tbs black ground peppercorns

1 shallot finely diced

3 tsp corn flour

2 tsp cold water

salt to taste

2 tsp Port

1/8 cup white wine

1/3 cup cream

1 cup beef stock

Nuts & Bolts

1. Heat butter in a pan on medium heat. Add shallot and peppercorns, cook for 1 minute then add stock and wine and bring to a boil. Then turn down to a simmer and  cook for 5 minutes to reduce and burn off the alcohol.

2. Add cream and simmer for a further 5 minutes or until the gravy starts to thicken slightly.

3. In a cup mix in corn flour and water then add to the gravy. Mix for a further minute for the gravy to thicken.

I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

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