Red Wine & Port Beef Cheeks
1 cup red wine
1/4 cup port
4 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 large beef cheek cut in half
flour for dusting
1 tbs olive oil
100g bacon chopped
3 carrots chopped
1 leek sliced
2 cloves garlic diced
1 red chilli sliced
2 stick celery chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 cup red wine
3 cup beef stock or enough to cover beef cheeks in pot
1. Preheat oven to 160c - 180c.
2. In a large snap lock bag add beef cheeks and all marinade ingredients and seal. Refrigerate overnight.
3. Take beef cheeks out of marinade and pat dry with some paper towel. Cut cheeks in half and dust in flour. Add olive oil to large heavy base pot with a lid on high heat add beef cheeks and sear on all sides. Remove cheeks and set aside.
4. On medium heat add bacon, leek, carrots, garlic, chilli and celery cook for 3-4 minutes. add red wine and remainder of marinade mixture, cook for 2 minutes. Add cheeks and beef stock. Make sure cheeks are covered with stock. Season to taste. Place lid on top and put into the oven. Cook for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
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.