Makes 4-6 Servings
800g of boneless Sirloin OR Chuck, boneless, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 Medium Onions, chopped
2 Large Carrots, peeled, washed and cut into ½ inch discs
5 Medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch squares
2 Cups water and 1 Beef Bouillon OR 2 Cans Beef broth
1 Bottle of beer (stout or pilsner)
4 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
Fresh Thyme and Sage, chopped without stems
1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper or Chili Powder
Salt and Pepper
1 Cup grated Edam Cheese (Emart/Home Plus) for garnish
In a thick, non-stick pot, heat about ½ cup of cooking oil. Coat the beef in a mix of salt and pepper. Brown the beef in small batches, then remove the beef from the pot and set it aside. Add the butter and onions. Cook on low heat, stirring often until onions are translucent. Return the beef to the pot, along with the beer. Cook on medium heat for about ten minutes, until the beer reduces. Add the water and bouillon OR the beef broth. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes, cayenne or chili powder and about a handful each of sage and thyme. Cook for another 30-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with grated cheese.
3 15oz. Cans of whole peeled tomatoes
1 Can Cannellini Beans (Shinsaegae Basement, specialty mart or SSG Mart Dongbaek)
4 Large Potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 250ml boxes of Maeil Whipping Cream (light blue and white box)
Fresh or dried Dill
Fresh or dried Parsley
Salt and Pepper
SSG Mart in the Marine City IPark building in Dongbaek has all the fresh herbs mentioned in the above recipes. You can order the dried herbs from iHerb.com, along with a lot of other goodies. Their prices and shipping costs are excellent, and they deliver within 4 days of placing your order.
To give the tomato soup a nice kick, add ½ cup of Tesco New Mexico Style Green Chile Salsa, available at Home Plus.
Fauchon Bakery, located in the basement of Lotte Seomyeon, has great loaves of sourdough bread for about W4,500, which would be a fantastic addition to either of the above recipes. If you want them to slice it, just ask!!