Friday, December 10, 2010

My Go-To Beef Daube - FFWD

My FFWD recipe this week was My Go-To Beef Daube (no parsnips) served with mashed potatoes.

This is an excellent recipe with a complex and unique flavor due to the brandy and entire bottle of red wine. Everyone loved it! I did use a central coast Syrah as Dorie recommends; I found a $5 Petite Sirah (Crane Lake), quite a bargain and just right for the daube.

The recipe description says this can be considered a version of Beef with Carrots, which we have made countless times using a John Thorne recipe. It is one of my family’s all-time favorites; very easy to make and completely sublime. It has no wine so has a very different flavor from Dorie's daube. Recipe will be my next post!

Edited to add: this recipe is online here: http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/my-go-beef-daube
 

11 comments:

  1. Your plate is making me SO happy...that's entirely my kind of dinner.

    P.S. I'm not usually so fancy-schmancy...the soup swirl is something I've always wanted to try, after seeing it in magazines! I was just tickled that it sort of worked. :)

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  2. I bet this was fabulous with mashed potatoes! Will have to remember that for next time! :)

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  3. So...which do you like better...the one with the wine or without?

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  4. I swear I could smell your beef daube from the picture. yum!

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  5. Both recipes look delicious! :)

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  6. Thanks everyone:)

    chocolatechic, we like them both pretty equally, however, we all think John Thorne's Beef with Carrots has a bit of an edge - a little plainer but richer. It is a desert island food for me!

    I also make a really nice basic beef stew with carrots, potatoes, caraway, & peas. Another winter staple. My son did tell me that he likes Dorie's Daube better than my basic stew, even though he doesn't like wine or wine in his food. I will post the basic stew recipe sometime...the flavor just isn't knock-your-socks-off as in these "beef with carrots" dishes, however, that makes it better for younger kids, I think.

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  7. Looks great with the mashed potatoes. Perfect winter comfort food.

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  8. Haven't made this yet so didn't realise it was quite so boozey ... looks and sounds like it was delicious!

    S.

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  9. Looks great! I really loved this and I thought the wine gave it a wonderful flavor. Your mashed potatoes were a very nice accompaniment. I'd love to try your Beef and Carrots sounds delicious.

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