Braised Beef Neck In Merlot/Mushroom Sauce With Bread Dumpling (Geschmorter Rindernacken In Merlot/Champignon-Soße Und Semmelknödel)

> > > The texture of beef neck is absolutely stunning. I wish I’d be able to buy just a slab of the meat, without the bones. That would make the perfect goulash or braised roast. In the meantime, I’ll just have to make do with the neck bones and the meat on them. They […]

Szechuan Beef Noodles

> > > The food at our house is usually flavorful and piquant, but not “fiery hot”. However, once in a while, I crave Szechuan food. Not the watered down version you get in Western influenced restaurants, but the real, Szechuan deal. ( When you look at the pictures of the noodles with sauce below, […]

Beef Ribs Braised With Blueberries And Merlot, Served With Mafaldine & Pangrattato

> > > Blueberries in a beef-braise? If I didn’t know better, I would probably have rejected that idea too. But of course, I’ve cooked a similar dish before, so I am familiar with it. The reason blueberries are being used in a beef sauce is that when you need a good amount of sauce […]

Curried Beef And Mushroom Buddha Bowl

> > > > > Named for its big, round Buddha belly shape, a “Buddha bowl” can mean different things to different people, but here I am talking about the culinary meaning, which is a one-dish meal consisting of rice or pasta, whole grains, veggies, protein (by way of meat or seafood, beans, tofu, lentils) and a dressing or […]

Vacio (Beef Loin Flap), Sauteed Banana Peppers, Cherrie Peppers Relish and Mashed Avocado With Peruvian Salsa Ají Amarillo

> > > Vasio. This is yet another cut of beef which is not usually utilized for steaks outside of South America. Yet, if you visited South America and had a chance to sample it, you might agree with me that this is one of the best steaks in regards to texture and flavor. . […]

Beef Neck And Vegetables Soup

> > > Beef Neck – probably the most underrated cut of beef overall. Simmered for soup or braised in red wine sauce, the texture and taste of this cut is only surpassed by beef shank. On top of that, since few people use it, it is the cheapest of all beef cuts, pound for […]

Smithy’s Beef Rib Soup With Spinach And Pasta (Rinder Suppe Von Der Rippe, Mit Spinat Und Pasta)

> When all else fails, this soup will make you feel better………(Just ask Smithy)  🙂 If you prefer, replace the linguini with any type of pasta, potatoes, or rice. . P.S. If you don’t like to use chopsticks, break the linguini (or any other type of long pasta) into small pieces before cooking. > Bon […]

Sliced Beef Shanks Braised In Merlot

> Shank’s of beef, veal, lamb, or game is perfectly suitable to be braised slowly in wine. The cooking liquid and gentle heat of slowly simmering breaks down the collagen, producing a wonderful texture and great flavor, unlike any other part of the animal. One can use the shank meat for stews, soups, goulash, bulalo, […]

Crappy Weather Food – Beef, Beans And Other Stuff

> Hurricane season has finally arrived in Florida, and boy, has it ARRIVED 😦 While God has spared us a hurricane so far, we had constant rainstorms for the past two weeks, resulting in extensive flooding, turning many streets into rivers and parking lots into lakes. Hearty food is the partial answer to that misery, […]