By Mark Hix
This dish was a great favourite in London pubs, taverns and eating houses: many old London music hall songs refer to boiled beef and carrots, and it is still one of the city’s best dishes. We often serve it on the menu in our restaurants, as it is actually very light. It can be made with other vegetables, like young leeks and turnips, and small onions, according to what’s in season.
Salt beef usually comes as brisket or silverside, and is often prepacked in supermarkets, complete wi