Crab linguine. & pressed beef supper

Sounds like a weird combo?

It’s not !

It’s two different dishes..

Of course the crab is for Mrs Fitz. (Epic she said!)..

Cornish brown crab.. Hopefully no Shelley bits..

With an Italian frozen fridge staple of Italian mixed herbs.. French unsalted butter , pimped mrs Middletons roscoff garlic oil.. Fresh red chilli and more garlic..

Cooked up.. With a very good Italian linguine ..

Mixed and served .. Easy peasey Italian. Easy.. And lovely am told!

For moi?

FABTABULOUS pressed beef from butcher Ian from earls barton..

This is a recipe that is from the very early English sailing days.. And one he won’t share for money.. Love? Not sure.. Yet I don’t play that way haha.. ( nor does he as far as I know..)

This pressed beef is a real labour of love that only a true old butcher would even bother doing .., the effort fat out weighs the value ..

It takes a piece if brisket in an old sweet pickle brine.. ( butcher talk ..)

At least 10 days.. Then a cooking then a pressing in a press that would look great in a museum .. Seriously this is SO artisan it’s crackers!

Yet it is an amazing thing that is between the best corned beef , salt beef or pastrami ever !! This is a thing I ever had that made me swear when I first tried it .. It’s incredible and the rareness of it (availability over cookedness) makes it even better..

So what to have with it?

Let’s go old school .. Nothing better than the old school right Ramsay?

Spuds straight outta the tub .. Thanks Jack..

Yorkshire carrots .. The best summer carrots in the uk… Don’t ask how I got them..

Some pointy cabbage .. All cooked with some butter and stock..


a ‘peasant’ dish.. Nah.. A superb dish.. This is old school eating .. I reckon it would charge a proper premium ..

Just the right fixings.. Tell ya.. It doesn’t get better than this.. Ahem..







Categories: Cows, Dining out & about, Dinners/Suppers, previous posts, Recipes, Travel Bites

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8 replies

  1. Love this recipe, must try it. Just in case you don’t have time to cook, and fancy some traditional English cooking come and check out our
    Traditional English pie and mash.


  2. I was just thinking about making some corned beef the other day, lamenting that it is very much a lost art in this part of the world, so I was interested to read your recipe. Now I know where to go when I want interesting meat recipes from the ‘old country’.


  3. Did you say crab? Yes please!



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