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Beef fillet with a gratin of mushroom

Christmas Eve dinner was easy last year. Easy or I should say easier because I only prepared a 3-meal course rather than the usual 5. This is what we had for the 2nd course (main).

I was lucky enough to have found a 4-piece pack of beautiful Argentine beef for this Gordon Ramsey recipe. Got it from his ‘Secrets’ book p. 73. By the way, this book has got star awards from users (see Amazon.com)

Both my husband and I aren’t really fond of steaks. But I’ll surely prepare this recipe again because it’s just glorious! So far, Gordon Ramsey hasn’t let me down…4 stars to you Gordon ;)

What you need: serves 4

*original ingredients and my alteration, see *Notes*

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed (I used a young Chinese garlic head)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g wildmushrooms (such as ceps, girolles, blewits, morels) trimmed and finely chopped. *Note: I was able to find only girolles that day and it was perfectly fine even if you use one sort of mushroom)
  • 100 g chestnut mushroom, chopped (did not use)
  • 2 tbsp white wine. * Note: I used Alsace Pinot *
  • 1 tbsp each finely chopped parsley, chervil and chives *Note: this was sans chives, local grocer ran out*
  • 4 tbsp double cream’1 large egg yolk
  • 4 fillet steaks, about 180g each/4 cm high *Note: my steaks were irregular in shape, so don’t panic*
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt and ground black pepper Continue reading

Claridges Chicken Pie by Gordon Ramsay

CLARIDGES CHICKEN PIE

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This was the main course I prepared for Christmas dinner few weeks ago. Inspired again by Gordon Ramsay. One thing that attracted me to this dish was the fact that it was easy to make. Which was my main focus that night, since I made 4 dishes served separately, I made sure each dish wont take long to cook in between breaks, and also will be tasty. It was. They all were according to my husband. The first two dishes by the way I’ve already posted.

Ingredients: (good for 4 persons)

  • double chicken breast fillet, cut into bite size
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • a bay leaf
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 200g pancetta or good smoked bacon (I used the latter)
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 baby button mushrooms
  • 100 ml dry sherry
  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 tsps chopped tarragon
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 250 g puff pastry (I bought commercial puff)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp water
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • I must add that I also used carrot bits (not in the recipe) to give it some color, and sweetness

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Method will follow…..