Styrian Almochse with parsnip sauce by Helmut Österreicher

11 September 2006
Styrian Almochse with parsnip sauce by Helmut Österreicher

Almochse is young mountain beef, not fully matured, but no longer veal

INGREDIENTS

(serves four)

500g top shin of beef
500g rump
350g mirepoix (carrot, celery, celeriac and turnip)
4 or 5 juniper berries
Bouquet garni
Salt
400g well-hung, trimmed fillet steak
3/4 litre seasoned single consommé [or beef broth from cooking the rump and shin]

For the sauce 50g parsnip brunoise
80g diced Charlotte potatoes
50g butter
1/2 litre stock from the above preparation
2dl sour cream
Salt and pepper
30g chilled butter
Hollandaise sauce

METHOD

Put the shin, rump and mirepoix in a pan. Cover with water. Add juniper berries and bouquet garni. Boil, skim and add salt. Simmer until tender (about two hours). Reserve 3/4 litre of broth. Put it in a clean pan, boil and add the fillet. Reduce the temperature to 80ºC, cover with foil and simmer on the side of the range till tender, but still pink.

Sweat the parsnip and potato in butter until tender. Add stock from the beef fillet. Simmer until done, liquidise and sieve. Add the sour cream. Check seasoning, bring to boiling point and whisk in the butter.

Spoon a little hollandaise over the rump (and glaze if you like). Serve the shin and the fillet warm with piping hot parsnip sauce.

Helmut Österreicher

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking