Monday, 19 September 2016

Recipe creation with Aldi Part 1

Now that we are in September, Summer is coming to an end so we'll be saying goodbye to salads and BBQs and a big hello to heart warming winter dishes. Aldi at the moment are promoting British Food Fortnight and also Organic September so I have been set the challenge of creating some wintery recipes using Aldi products.

When I think of winter british food i think of stews, casseroles and generally meaty dishes. So with that in mind I'm gointo share with you two meals that shout winter food.

Roast Beef with a Mustard & Horseradish Crust

Ingredients
1 Red Tractor British Roasting Joint – approx. 1kg
40g English Mustard
40g Specially Selected Horseradish Sauce
100g Greenvale Butter, softened
100g The Pantry Plain Flour
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
400ml Baron St Jean Red Wine or Quixo Beef Stock made with a Quixo Stock Cube
Quixo Beef Gravy Granules
600g Charlotte Potatoes
1 Broccoli
4 carrots

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

Put the English mustard, horseradish sauce and the butter into a mixing bowl, season with some sea salt and black pepper – mix well, then add the flour and mix again.
Spread this over the fat on the top of the joint.

Put in a roasting tin and pour the red wine or stock around the beef.

Roast in the oven for about 60 minutes, less if you like your beef rare.

Prick the potatoes with a fork – put on a roasting tray and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

Take the beef out of the roasting tin – cover with some tin foil and allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, use any of the cooking juices to make up the gravy.

Cook the Broccoli and carrots separately  in some boiling water – then drain.
Pop yorkshire puddings into the oven for 6 mins until golden brown.

Serve the roast carved with the gravy, vegetables and yorkshire pudding.

Whenever we have a typical roast dinner i usually always go for a roast chicken but I do love roast beef and wanted to try something different. I must admit that i did buy the wrong bit of beef for this recipe but because I'm a novice when it comes to cooking beef i think it turned out pretty well.

Do you have a favourite meal you always make during the winter months? My next recipe for British Food Fortnight will be a classic chicken casserole, so keep your eyes peeled for that on the blog soon.




Disclaimer: I was given £30 worth of Aldi vouchers in order to buy ingredients for this post

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