Category Archives: Main Dishes

BBQ Beef Brisket

By Marzia Shamsi

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Just in time for the long weekend ahead, and then the onset on Ramadan soon, followed by Eid, this recipe is a great addition to your menu. It is one of my easiest recipes that can be pre-marinated a day in advance and be ready to go into the oven 2=3 hours before your guest arrive. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Beef Brisket    1 1/2 kg
  • Onion       300g
  • Carrot       300g
  • Garlic        4 to 5 Cloves
  • Celery      300g
  • BBQ Sauce  3 to 4 tblsps
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Chicken Stock   1/2 Ltrs

Method:

  • Season the brisket with salt & pepper then coat with flour
  • Pan sear the brisket until its golden brown on all sides. Remove
  • In the same pan, sweat your veggies & add the stock. Add to the brisket
  • Cook in the oven at  250 C for 2 to 3 hrs  basting every 20 minutes with  BBQ Sauce
  • Remove the brisket from the the tray & puree the sauce
  • Let it cool down slice or pull and mix with the sauce

 

About the Author:

Marzia Shamsi is a single mother to two lovely kids. Brought up in the UAE, a Canadian resident originally from India. A professional chef out of house while at home her first and last name is Mom. An amateur blogger who’s just started out, Marzia loves to share her thoughts and knowledge and dreams of owning her own restaurant some day.

 

 

Recipe of the Week: Easy Peasy Pepper Steak Pie

By Marzia Shamsi

Pepper steak pie

Lost for idea when you are expecting guests on a short notice or just want to create something fun and interesting for your kids to take for lunch? Worry not, my five steps pepper stake pie is here. A  crispy pie crust with some piping hot delicious steak filling inside opens new dimensions to different flavours to indulge on. I can bet this one shall soon make its way to the top favourites in your house just like mine! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 20 ml Olive Oil
  • 2 to 3 Onions (finely chopped)
  • 5 to 6 cloves of Garlic  (finely chopped)
  • 2 1/2 Cups Beef Stock
  • 50 g Flour
  • 800 g Beef rump, cubed
  • 1 Roll puff pastry, thawed
  • 15 ml Black pepper
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten

Method

  • Roll  beef cubes in  pepper and dust in flour.
  • In a pan heat oil and brown the cubes.Remove from pan & reserve.
  • On medium heat in the same pan add  chopped onions & garlic until soft.
  • Add your meat, pepper & stock bring to boil. Simmer until soft and gravy comes to a thick consistency.
  • Place in an ovenproof dish or 4 individual ramekins. Roll out the pastry and place over the mixture to create the top of the pie. Brush with beaten egg. Bake  in a preheated between 180c- 200°C oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with mashed potato and vegetables or enjoy just the way it is.

 

About the Author: 

Marzia Shamsi is a single mother to two lovely kids. Brought up in the UAE, a Canadian resident originally from India. A professional chef out of house while at home her first and last name is Mom. An amateur blogger who’s just started out, Marzia loves to share her thoughts and knowledge and dreams of owning her own restaurant some day.