Special Beef Delivery

A very generous friend of mine heard that I was sick and told me he was sending a rescue package. He didn’t tell me what was in it but told me to wait in my flat between certain hours of the day for it to arrive. Given that I was in bed with some sort of virus, this was fairly straight forward.

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When it arrived I was bowled over. A box full of juicy, select cuts of beef, as well as some rub-in seasoning and some gourmet gravy. Om Nom Nom!

The delivery came from Turner and George, a butchers near Angel tube station.

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Beautifully packaged, I unwrapped one and put the rest in the freezer. I will defrost and cook some when my generous friend next comes round for a martini.

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With the sirloin steak I left out, I massaged in some of the seasoning rub and left it to marinade for a few hours in a sealed tub at room temperature.

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When it was time to cook I heated some sesame oil on a griddle (the hob was set to high) then added the steak, cooking it for just over a minute on each side. I then left it to rest for a few minutes while I arranged the plate.

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It’s not the most artistic dinner I’ve ever served, but I’m both ill and hungry. I served the steak with a fried egg on top, with broccoli, cherry tomatoes and a yoghurt and mustard sauce, with sesame seeds and a little hot sauce sprinkled over the top.

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It was such a good cut and tasted lovely. I felt like it definitely contributed to my recovery. However, during healthier times, something so exquisite might also make a good martini accompaniment (yes, I’m obsessed). Cook the steak as above, just before you pour your drink, then cut it into thin slices to serve on a plate alongside the martini. Exquisite.

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