Chinese braised beef cheeks

chinese braised beef cheeks

Market ingredient: Linga Longa Beef Cheeks
Difficulty: Requires 10 hrs of cooking time
Deliciousness: Intensely rich
Did The Beard like it? “I can feel it making me fat”.

It’s nice to find something at Eveleigh Markets again that I’ve never actually cooked before. The amazing butcher from Linga Longa Farm (the same guy that does those amazing Cattleman’s cut of beef) had some incredible looking beef cheeks. I LOVE this cut of meat when out at restaurants: so rich and intense, full of meaty meaty flavour.

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Lamb & cinnamon tagine

Final tagine dish

Market ingredient: Mirrool Creek lamb
Difficulty: I’m all for 1-pot cooking
Deliciousness: Even better the next day
Did The Beard like it? Apparently, I can stay.

You know how there are those foods that you always make at home, so therefore you’ll never order at a restaurant? Or you never make at home, so you’ll always order when you’re out? It’s pretty rare that you have a favourite something that you love to cook for yourself and that you’ll always order when it appears in front of you on a menu. For me, that one thing is lamb. Mmmmm lamb. Lamby lamby lamb. Whether it’s slow-roasted on the weber, a frenched rack in the oven, or deliciously wintery shanks, lamb is ALWAYS scrumptious.

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