Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Spiced Beef with Tropical FruitsIngredients

  • 900g rump steak, cut in large cubes
  • 30g butter
  • 2 onions,sliced
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger,chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 8 dried chillies
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 30g creamed coconut
  • 30g sweet tamarind
  • 5 tablespoons boiling water
  • 300ml beef stock
  • 1 custard apple
  • 2 small unripe bananas
  • 1 paw paw

Preheat oven to 180C. Brown the steak in a little oil in a flameproof casserole. Set meat aside. Add butter to pan and add onions to soften. Put garlic,ginger,cumin seeds,chillies,coriander seeds and 2 tablespoons stock in a blender and whizz to a paste.
When onions are cooked add the paste and cook a few minutes then add tumeric,garam masala and creamed coconut and cook another minute.

Put the tamarind into a bowl and cover with boiling water.Stir well and strain the liquid into the casserole.Add the remaining stock and the browned meat. Cover and cook in pre-heated oven for 1 and a half - 2 hours.When cooked add custard apple chunks, paw paw cubes and sliced banana and return to heat until fruit is hot.
Serve with sprigs of fresh coriander.
Serves 4.

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