Beef Consommé with Oysters

Preparation info

  • Serves

    six

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

  • About

This idea came to me after adopting the traditional English habit of slipping oysters into a steak and kidney pudding.

Ingredients

For the Stock

  • 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) beef for boiling, such as silverside or brisket

Method

To make the stock, cover the beef and chicken legs with cold water in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cut the unpeeled onion in half across the middle and char the inside in a dry frying pan until the surface is quite blackened. Add the onion, carrots, celery, herbs and spices to the saucepan and continue to simmer very gently for a good hour. Skim occasionally, carefully removing any s