Braised Featherblade of Beef: A Tender and Flavorful Delight

Are you searching for an affordable yet incredibly tasty cut of beef? Look no further than feather blade of beef! This lesser-known gem, when cooked with care and patience, rewards you with a soft, velvety texture and rich flavor. Although it may not be readily available at your local supermarket, a good butcher should have it in stock. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly alternative to steak that will surely impress your taste buds!

A Slow and Succulent Journey

Preparation Time: 20-30 mins
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Serves: 4

To embark on this culinary adventure, generously season your feather blade steaks with salt and pepper. Heat up your pan and give the steaks a couple of minutes on each side to develop a beautiful brown crust. Once they’re perfectly browned, transfer them to an ovenproof casserole dish.

Next, it’s time to infuse the dish with flavors and aromas. In the same hot pan, add chopped carrots, onions, garlic, and celery, along with the beef juices (add a little more oil if needed). Let the vegetables brown and soften for a few minutes before adding them to the casserole dish.

Now, let’s intensify the flavors even further. Deglaze the pan with red wine, allowing it to bubble away for a few minutes to burn off the alcohol. Then, pour or spoon the glorious mixture into the casserole dish, joining the steaks and vegetables.

To create a symphony of taste, add tomato puree, thyme, bay leaf, English mustard, and beef stock to the dish. Season it with a pinch of salt and plenty of black pepper. Give it a gentle stir, ensuring the steaks are submerged in the liquid. If needed, add a bit more stock to cover them adequately.

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Before sealing the lid, place a layer of greaseproof baking paper on top. This nifty trick will prevent the dish from reducing too quickly and lock in all the flavors. Now, it’s time to let the magic happen!

Preheat your oven to 140 degrees and let the dish cook for a patient 3 hours. During this time, the tenderizing process occurs, transforming the tough fibers into a heavenly texture that melts in your mouth.

Once the timer goes off, remove the dish from the oven. With a slotted spoon, carefully set the feather blade steaks aside, leaving the flavorful juices and vegetables behind.

To create a luscious gravy, strain the remaining juices and veg through a sieve, using the back of a spoon to puree them if desired. Simmer the strained liquid in a pan until it reaches your desired consistency. If you prefer a thicker gravy, feel free to add a touch of plain flour.

Now, it’s time to plate up your masterpiece! Serve the feather blade steaks on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, generously pour the savory gravy over them, and accompany the dish with crisp green beans or tender stem broccoli. Get ready to delight in every bite!

Season then sear feather blade steaks in a hot panSeason then sear feather blade steaks in a hot pan

Place the steaks in an ovenproof casserole dishPlace the steaks in an ovenproof casserole dish

Brown off your veg for a few minutesBrown off your veg for a few minutes

Add all remaining ingredients to the casserole dishAdd all remaining ingredients to the casserole dish

Place a layer of greaseproof paper over the dish before putting the lid onPlace a layer of greaseproof paper over the dish before putting the lid on

Indulge in the richness of this braised featherblade of beef from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, where quality and taste blend to create a truly satisfying experience. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ to discover more mouthwatering recipes and top-notch cooking tips for your culinary adventures.

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