Stressed about Christmas dinner? If your answer is’no’, then the chances are you won’t be preparing it. If the daunting task does fall on your shoulders this year, you don’t have to suffer turkey that straddles a fine line between dangerously raw and devastatingly dry. Have a go at my tasty beef instead.
The Cornish salt and luxury pepper are the quality wares of Cornish Sea Salt Co., who have teamed up with Good Natured to produce a definitive recipe for the perfect roast potatoes. So even if the sprouts are squishy at least you can rest assured the spuds will be golden, crispy and delicious- the perfect accompaniment to that lovely joint.
Bullock’s Beef with a Cornish Sea Salt Co. Sea Salt and Luxury Pepper crust
- 1 beef roasting joint
- brown French mustard
- Cornish Sea Salt and Luxury Pepper
Heat olive oil in a large pan and seal the beef joint on each side.
Remove the joint from the pan and, using a pastry brush, liberally paint on the mustard until all sides are covered.
Sprinkle Cornish Sea Salt and Luxury Pepper generously on a flat surface and roll the beef across it, ensuring all sides are covered.
Cover the joint in foil, place on top of your favourite seasonal vegetables (tossed in oil and seasoned) and place in the oven with the potatoes.
Remove the foil after 40 minutes and roast for a further 10 minutes.
Remove the beef from the oven and rest under foil as your roast potatoes and vegetables finish cooking.
Good Natured‘s ‘Splendid Spuds’ Perfect Roast Potatoes
- 1.5kg Good Natured Splendid Spuds
- 50g goose fat
- 50g butter
- Cornish Sea Salt Co. salt
Preheat oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C. Peel the potatoes and cut into big chunks.
Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of salted water and bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
When just cooked, remove from the heat and drain well. Scratch roughly with a fork (the rougher surface will give you crispier potatoes). Season with a pinch of Cornish Sea Salt.
Heat the goose fat in a roasting tray until it is sizzling hot and then add the potatoes and butter to the tray.
Baste the potatoes as soon as they go into the roasting tin so they have a light coating of goose fat from the start.
Roast for 1 hour, or until golden and crisp. Turn the potatoes during cooking at least once to ensure an even colour.
Serve immediately, sprinkled with Cornish Sea Salt.
For more information on Good Natured, visit www.goodnaturedfruit.co.uk
For more information on the Cornish Sea Salt Co., visit www.cornishseasalt.co.uk