All posts tagged: beef

Slobbering at Bukowski, Soho

What Meaty goodness at Bukowski, Soho Where 10 D’Arblay St London W1F 8DS Experience Friday night in Soho and pubs and bars are overflowing with creative types who are at the beginning of a huge session to let off steam from the heavy week of work that they have just endured. I arrive at Picadilly Circus and meander up through the narrow Soho streets, past me favourite Georgian townhouse buildings and arrive at Bukowski, the third outpost from the charcoal grill specialists. My late friend is late again, so I browse the menu before he arrives and ask the friendly South African waiter for a glass of wine. I ask him which is better, the Cuvee des Galets (syrah/Grenache/carignan), or the Black Ink (sweigelt/st laurent) and his response got us off to a great start. “Are you old enough to be drinking wine?” he smirked. I wasn’t sure whether he was joking or not, but presumed not as I have been ID’d more in the last year than I ever have in my life. “I’m …

Picanha Mini Roasts with Miso Glaze

 I was recently treated to a hamper of goodies from Simply Beef and Lamb, which included the picanha cut of beef – the corner cut of the rump, a recipe and the ingredients to make picanha mini roasts with miso glaze. This recipe was created to match this particular cut of beef.  Having had this cut before, when I slow braised it for a steak pie, I knew the meat had a wonderful flavour so I was excited to be cooking it again. The miso glaze made a delicious addition and went really well with steamed winter cabbage and wild rice. Unfortunately, I think my oven may have produced a higher heat than the suggested one as, after cooking for the recommended 25 minutes, the meat was completely overcooked and chewy. I would like to try this recipe again but, as ovens often vary in temperature I would like to fry the meat on a griddle and drizzle with the miso glaze before serving. Recipe Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25-30 minutes …