čtvrtek 23. srpna 2012

Sirloin in cream sauce

Preparation time
:  30 min
Cooking time: 120 min
Number of portions: 6


750 g of the fi nest beef sirloin
150 g of carrots
150 g celery
75 g parsley
1 large onion
50 g bacon chopped into
small wedges
150 g butter
5 peppercorns
3 allspice berries 3 bay leaves
a pinch of thyme

lemon juice
100 g of rough mustard
2 tablespoons of plain fl our
250 ml cream
milk for thinning the sauce if needed
lemon slices
cranberry sauce


Clean the meat of any membrane etc, interlayer with the bacon, add salt, pepper and sprinkle on the chopped onion. Add the grated vegetables, spices and a squeeze of lemon juice, then pour over the melted butter. Leave for a day in the fridge. Next day pour a little water over the meat and braise in the oven until soft. Take the meat out and remove the spices, making sure you don't leave the bay leaf in the mixture.

Put the pot containing the vegetables on the stove and bring to the boil. Add the mustard, 2 tablespoons of plain fl our then simmer. Pour in the cream and cook on a medium heat, mixing now and then. If the sauce becomes too thick, dilute with a little milk. Finally pass the sauce through a sieve. Add salt, lemon juice and sugar to taste. To enhance the taste you can add a bit of caramel to the sauce (take a tablespoon of sugar and simmer until it begins to turn brown. Add some water and boil until thick).

Slice the meat into portions, return to the sauce and heat up everything together. Serve with a slice of lemon and a spoonful of cranberry sauce.


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