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Roulade of Chuck Steak with Parsnip, Spices, Potato and Tomato
It is difficult to imagine a simpler, indeed more basic recipe. It is also difficult to imagine a recipe with such wonderful slow cooked, deep flavours !
You will need
1 x kl whole piece, grass fed, chuck steak approx. 25cm x 15cm
1 x Medium/Large onion
8 x Teaspoons of SpiceOn Moroccan Spice Blend or your choice of Spices. See notes.
3 x Tablespoons tomato paste
1 x Medium Parsnip, peeled and cut lengthwise
1 x Medium Carrot, diced
2 x Celery sticks diced
1.5 x Tin Italian diced tomatoes
2 x Cups rich chicken stock - refer notes
Your special butcher will play the first part in this. Ask for a whole piece of grass fed chuck steak, 25cm x 15cm approx. You will find that this will have a thicker top, tapering down in the steak. If needed trim a little from the top portion to make room for the parsnip. Save and place the trimmed piece towards the thinner section.
To prepare for rolling, lightly spread olive oil, 3 x teaspoons of the Spice blend and a little salt across the meat then cut the parsnip in half, length wise and place the tops of the parsnip at opposite ends to each other.
Now carefully roll the meat holding the parsnip inside. Tie so you have a nice neat roll.
Dust your roll liberally with plain flour and in a heavy based pan, brown the meat thoroughly including the ends. This is important to the sauce thickening and outcome of the recipe.
Remove the meat and in the pan cook down the onions and garlic until soft then add the remaining 5 x heaped teaspoons of the Spice Blend, a little more salt if you wish, then the chicken stock, diced carrots, celery, tomato puree and tomatoes.
Stir then return the meat to the pot, cover with alfoil before replacing the lid and place in the oven at 160c for 4 hours, until the meat is easily pulled apart and the sauce nicely rich.
Check after around 2 hours that there is still plenty of liquid and the sauce is thickening nicely. If needed add a li
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Comments: This Recipe will easily serve 10 people, however,the meat and flavours, if possible, improve the next day - and the days after ! If you are blending your own spices, we used Cumin, Coriander, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom and Turmeric