Steak, Oyster, and Guinness Pie

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Appears in
The Simple Art of Marrying Food and Wine

By Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix

Published 2005

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OYSTERS WERE ONCE CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL; they would replace the kidneys or bulk up the meat content of the pie to give the gravy a slight taste of the Irish Sea. Serve this with plain mashed potatoes, or add some chopped cooked cabbage and spring onions to the mash to make colcannon.


  • 800 g (1 lb 12 oz) braising beef, preferably flank, sk


  1. Two days ahead, put the pieces of beef into a non-reactive bowl with the wine, Guinness, thyme, and bay leaf. Cover with clingfilm and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

    Drain the meat in a colander, reserving the marinade, and dry on some kitchen paper. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan, lightly flour the meat with half a tablespoon of the flour, season