Cote de Boeuf

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1x 600gram well-aged Cote De Bouef

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 60c

2. Place a large frying pan over a high heat until it is smoking

3. Coat the bottom of the pan and with oil, when it starts to smoke, season the beef and brown on all sides.

4. Put the browned meat in the oven until the internal meat reaches 55c (40 minutes) remove from the oven and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

Pair with Chef Tamburrini’s Bone Marrow Sauce and homemade onion rings

Bone Marrow Sauce for Cote de Boeuf by Paul Tamburrini

Ingredients:

2k Beef Stock

100g French Butter

250g Peeled and Finely Sliced Shallot

150g White Wine

100g Dijon Mustard

10g Sherry Vinegar

15g Lemon Juice

100g Bone Marrow

20g Flat Parsley

20g Chives

10g Tarragon

Salt and Black Pepper

Pour the beef stock into a large pan and place over a high heat. Bring to the boil and allow the liquid to reduce by three-quarters until 500g remains.

In the meantime, melt the butter in a medium pan and cook the shallots for approx 7 minutes until they are light brown in colour. Add the white wine and allow to reduce by three-quarters. Remove the shallot pan from the heat and add the dijon mustard. Stir thoroughly before adding the rest the reduced beef stock.

Add the sherry vinegar and lemon juice and whisk until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. Gently heat the sauce and when hot add the diced bone marrow and remove the pan from the heat. The bone marrow should be soft but not melted. finely chop the herbs and add to the sauce and stir.

Onion Rings

170g plain flour

25g baking powder

7g fine sea salt

340ml lager

1 egg, lightly beaten

3 large sweet onions cut into ½ inch slices

1. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt with the beer and egg – until smooth – do not over mix or the batter will become tough.

2. Slice the onions as directed and separate the slices.

3. Dip the rings into the batter, using tongs, and drain off excess batter.

4. Carefully fry the rings for around 1 ½ minutes, turning over once, until golden brown.

5. Remove from the oil, drain the excess oil and season to taste.

If the batter becomes too thick, stir in a little more beer.

Wine Suggestion by Peter Adshead, Manager at Paul Tamburrini at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel:

“For the Cote we can go more traditional red! I wouldn't go for any blockbuster wines, Beef doesn't need a huge wine but wines from Margaret River in Australia, Walker Bay in South Africa stick out for the job in mind. Both countries are traditionally hotter countries but these regions are coastal and are cooled giving a lovely elegance to their wines. Try a Syrah or Cabernet for the job in hand”

Tips from Chef Tamburrini

• Ideally where possible try and use Scottish Beef. The beef is sourced from known Scottish farms then traditionally aged for a minimum of 21 days.

• At Paul Tamburrini at Macdonald Holyrood hotel, we use water baths for larger cuts off meat which helps cook the meat slowly and more evenly and a Josper Grill for individual steaks which gives the steaks an amazing smoky flavour and surprisingly keeps the meat really tender.

• “I use Scotbeef because they are renowned for their quality Scotch beef. Their attention to detail is second to none. With their in house Farm Assurance Scheme Beeftrack, they also provide full traceability for peace of Mind” – Chef Tamburrini