Have you ever cooked beef cheeks before? If you haven’t you are missing out. It’s another one of those cuts that requires a little bit of pre planning as you have to cook it, slow & low. It’ll take a few hours cooked at a very low temperature and you’ll be rewarded with a ‘melts in your mouth’ full flavoured cut of beef. You won’t even need a knife!
I’ve cooked beef cheeks a few different ways over the years but I always come back to this recipe from the first Movida cookbook.
All of the ingredients are very easy to source except for the Pedro Ximenez sherry. For this you’ll have to go to a decent bottle shop. The good ones will have a range of them differing in price. For this recipe, a cheaper one is absolutely fine. You’re looking at around $27 for a 750ml bottle. Be sure not to use any other type of sherry, especially the dry ones. It has to be Pedro Ximenez to get the right results.
The left over sherry is lovely to sip on after a meal. Its sticky, sweet & raisiny in flavour and goes beautifully with dark chocolate. Or, pour a little over some good vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert.
Here’s the link to the recipe.