2 large beef cheeks cut in half
flour for dusting
salt and pepper
1 tbs olive oil
1 leek sliced
3 cloves garlic diced
1 red chilli sliced
2 sprigs of thyme
2 large tomatoes chopped
3 carrots chopped
2 sticks celery chopped
1 red capsicum roughly chopped
2 cups red wine
1 tbs brown sugar
3 cups stock or enough to cover beef cheeks
1. Dust beef cheeks with flour, salt and pepper. Using a heavy base pot with lid. On medium heat add olive oil and beef cheeks, add colour to all side of the beef cheeks. Remove and set aside for later.
2. In same pot on low - medium heat add leek, garlic and chilli and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add carrots, celery, capsicum and thyme, cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes cook for 1 minute. Add red wine cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
4. Add peppercorns, brown sugar, stock and beef cheeks season to taste.
5. Place lid on pot turn down to a simmer and cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beef cheeks are tender.
During the cooking time check occasionally add more stock if required.
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.
Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!
So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.