Mrs Fitz always ensures that there is something welcoming and hearty for when I return from my adventures..
This supper was no let down!
Ox cheeks , slo cooked for sixteen hours.. Yup sixteen in red wine a ridiculous amount of bay ( as she swears it doesn’t taste of anything!).. And other herbs. Again in fistfuls !! Plus carrots swede and onions..
Oops! Sorry the meat browned first..
Then just switched on and left.. Then turned off.. Then turned back on..
The kitchen smelt amazing when I opened the door.. And of course getting that lovely welcome from the hounds…
French fine beans in jersey butter..
And the lightest aerated buttery and peppery mash..
This is just the kinda food hug you need after travelling.. Plus of course the lovely hug from Mrs Fitz!
Wonder-full indeedo !!
Plus the drained sauce is amazing.. The heavy handed seasonings plus star anise ( about six or seven she said, ) and around nine bay leaves , plus cinnamon sticks.. Has created a seriously good sauce.. I am thinking ribs..
So I drained it.. The residual meat will be picked through for empanadas perhaps.. And the sauce saved in the deep freeze…
Some of those cheeks never made it in whole pieces due to that extra long cooking! Perfect for future eatings!
Thanks Mrs Fitz x can’t wait to go away again! Ahem..