Recipes

Braised beef cheeks in red wine

2 tablespoons olive oil 1.6kg beef cheeks, trimmed 1 onion chopped coarsely 1 carrot chopped coarsely 3 cups (750ml) red wine ¼ cup (60ml) caramelised balsamic vinegar 2 x 400g cans whole tomatoes ¼ cup (55g) brown sugar Black pepper (to taste) 2 sprigs of...

Braised oxtail

1.5kg oxtails 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped coarsely 2 large potatoes, chopped coarsely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 400g can crushed tomatoes 1 cup (250ml) veal stock 1 cup (250ml) water 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay...

Pork Rack

6 Rib pork rack Maldon sea salt 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 5 gloves of garlic 8 tablespoons caramelised balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 large potatoes, roughly chopped 5 sticks of celery, roughly chopped 1 large...

Braised oxtail with orange gremolata

1.5kg oxtails, diced into 5cm pieces 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped coarsely 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ cup (125ml) sweet sherry 400g can crushed tomatoes 1 cup (250ml) beef stock 1 cup (250ml) water...

Pork and Crackling

½ pork loin roughly 3kg (on the bone) Maldon sea salt 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 5 gloves of garlic 8 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 bay leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil Pork bones, chopped 5 outer sticks of celery, roughly...

Braised 5 hour lamb with wine, veg and all that

1 large leg of lamb Salt and freshly ground pepper Olive oil 6 rashers of thick streaky bacon 3 red onions, peeled and quartered 3 gloves of garlic, peeled and sliced 2 handfuls of mixed fresh herbs – Thyme, rosemary, bay 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut...

Osso Buco

12 pieces veal osso buco (2.5kg) ¼ cup (35g) plain flour ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 40g butter 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped coarsely 2 gloves garlic, crushed 3 trimmed celery stalks (300g), chopped coarsely 2 large carrots (360g),chopped coarsely 4...

Rabbit, Chorizo & Olive Casserole

150g French shallots 2 tablespoons olive oil 2kg rabbit pieces 2 chorizo sausages, sliced 12 baby onions 2 garlic gloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon plain flour 125ml white wine 375ml chicken stock 1 tablespoon tomato...

Christmas @ Mona Vale Quality Butchers

At Mona Vale Quality Butchers we pride ourselves on serving you the best quality meats with a huge range from which to choose. With Christmas just around the corner we are taking orders now. Just look at what we have to offer this Christmas. Rod, Dave and...