Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beef Will Moreland



Do you like roasts? I love roasts, as it reminds me of being ten years old. Every Sunday, my brother and I would go to Sunday School (initiated by me because I wanted to sing the cool songs and be in the church plays). When we came home, there would be Barbara Woodhouse on TV (as I wanted to be a vet specialising in dogs!), followed by Sunday roast. Mum usually made roast chicken, probably because this is what we liked the most, served with roast potatoes and gravy. It was a very comforting routine, and as a chubby, greedy ten year old, one that I adored.


Fast forward to today, and I still like a good roast. However, with my interest in exploring food, I like to branch out a little from the usual salt and pepper seasoned roast. I had a lovely piece of beef fillet living in my freezer for about a month, and flicked through my cookbooks to find something interesting to do with it. In the end, I settled on Beef Will Moreland from Sunday Roast by Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott. Clarissa apparently once worked with Will, a talented violinist, and he gave her the recipe, which was originally meant for topside, but which Clarissa upgraded to beef fillet.



The flavours of Beef Will Moreland are Thai-inspired - coconut milk, chilli, ginger, lemongrass and coriander. Clarissa says that you can strain the sauce and reduce it, but she doesn't bother - and nor did I. I liked the chunky pieces in the sauce - it added texture and colour to the dish. You can find the recipe for Beef Will Moreland
here.





Don't be put off by my rubbish photos. If you enjoy Thai-inspired dishes, I can highly recommend this dish.

8 comments:

Gloria said...

This look really yummy!!! gloria

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks like such an interesting dish! I've never seen an Asian inspired roast like this! :)

jillbert said...

The seasonings sound delicious. This would be a nice hearty dinner for cold weather. The chickens in the background of your first photo are cute!

Beth said...

It sounds delicious. I do love Thai-inspired dishes, and I'm looking forward to trying this one!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Jill, bought the chickens in a strange shop in Brissie years ago that only sold animal/bird ornaments, arranged by type of animal/bird. Not surprisingly, it wasn't with us for long, but I got some nice things while it was.

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

Wow, an Asian roast? Very interesting indeed! I do so love a good roast, and should squeeze in a few more before summer is suddenly here.

Leslie said...

This sounds delicious! Isn't it wonderful how food brings back so many memories?

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Mmmm this looks delicious!