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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Mains, My thoughts, Red meat | 6 comments

Beef goulash and a big announcement!

Beef goulash and a big announcement!

Last week I mentioned that my life might be turned upside down for a while but it wasn’t 100% confirmed yet. Well… now it has been. I am flying on Monday to the South of France to cook on board a yacht for four months. I kick off in Monaco for the Grand Prix and after that, I have no idea… but I have just bought a fabulous new camera with the expressed idea of taking loads of photos of my adventure.

I will be blogging whenever I get the time to write and the internet connection to upload!

But on that note – I am absolutely knackered from trying to pack in as many bookings as I can before I leave, and am off to one in half an hour, so today’s post is one which I really don’t think needs much introduction.  Beef goulash, who doesn’t love this hearty winter warmer!?

Slow braised beef goulash

Serves 6

1 Tbsp of olive oil

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped

800g of beef goulash chunks

1 x 400ml can of tomatoes

50g of tomato paste

250ml of beef stock

20g of dried mushrooms (porcini, chanterelle or shiitake are good)

1 cup of carrot, grated

½ tsp of black pepper

1 Tbsp of paprika

1 tsp of mild curry powder

1 tsp of mixed spice

2 tsp of salt (or to taste)

1 Tbsp of sugar (or to taste)

Heat the oil in a large pot and add the onions and garlic, frying them for a few minutes. Add the beef and brown the meat for few minutes. Add the all the remaining ingredients, except the salt and sugar, and leave on a very low simmer for 3 – 4 hours.

Add water as needed while the stew is cooking so that it doesn’t dry out. Season with salt and sugar to taste and serve with rice, potatoes or crusty bread.

 

6 Comments

  1. Oh!! How exciting! Bon voyage and best of luck – what an adventure lies ahead!! E xxx

    • Thanks Elaine! So many mixed emotions right now but am trying to focus on the excitement!

  2. Oh wow, that sounds awesome… the boat part and the goulash. I hope you find your sea legs soon and have an adventure that nothing compares too. Lots of love Kelly

    • Thanks Kelly – I will be popping sea sick tabs like smarties – really hope I get over it quick! <br />Been quite some time since I&#39;ve been on an adventure, am really excited (a sh1t scared too ;-)!

  3. Wow – what an incredible gastronomic adventure! Onboard a yacht in the South of France!! Bon voyage! Look forward to your blogs from that side!

    • I can&#39;t wait to explore the markets and stores there! Hope the frenchies aren&#39;t too rude to me ;-0! <br />My camera is itching to get some Mediterranean light!

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