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Recipes from Holly, Kerry, Liz and Lauren 15/5/06

Argentinian stuffed beef with Chimichurri sauce (serves 6)

900g piece of skirt steak, trimmed
130g spinach, trimmed
4 carrots, ¼'d lengthways, cooked 5 mins
4 eggs, hard boiled and ¼'d lengthways
1 large white onion, thinly sliced in rings
½ cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon sweet paprika

Chimichurri sauce
¾ - 1 cup olive oil
½ cup red wine vinegar
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon each - dried oregano, chilli powder, sweet paprika
½ teaspoon each ground cumin, sea salt
1 fresh bay leaf - torn

1. Butterfly the steak by slicing horizontally from 1 long side to within ½ cm of the other. Open out and pound till an even ½ cm thickness.
2. Spread spinach leaves over meat, then place carrots, eggs, onion rings, garlic, paprika and parsley evenly over the spinach.
3. Roll meat firmly and tie with kitchen string at 3cm intervals.
4. Place beef in a heavy based casserole, cover with cold water and bring to boil, then simmer 45-60 minutes or until form when pressed. Remove beef from liquid, cool, then wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight weighted with food cans.
5. Combine all ingredients for sauce and stand for at least 2 hours.
6. Serve beef sliced with the sauce and a green salad.

Veal tagine with sweet potatoes (serves 3-4)

500g veal trimmed and cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 red onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tomatoes, quartered
2 orange sweet potatoes, thickly sliced
1 red capsicum, halved and sliced
15g chopped coriander
Spice mix (NB can buy these already made)
5 teaspoons mild paprika
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon each of allspice, ground cloves, ground cardamom

1. To make tagine mix, combine all spice ingredients.
2. Toss the veal in spice mix. Heat the oil in a casserole dish and quickly brown meat over high heat. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
3. Reduce heat to medium, add the onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Return the veal to the dish and add tomatoes, sweet potato, capsicum and 250ml water.
5. Gently stir, then cover with baking paper and the lid and simmer for an hour or until meat is tender. Garnish with coriander. Serve as is or with rice/couscous.

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