Steak, oyster and mushroom pie

Steak, oyster and mushroom pie

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From
Complete Mushroom Book
Serves
4
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

When I want to explore an interesting recipe from a country I don’t know much about, I call a top chef from that country. Darina Allen from Eire is a friend of mine and kindly provided this recipe – a strange combination of meat, shellfish and fungi that is apparently part of the St Bridget’s Day festivities.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
225g field mushrooms
60g butter
675g best-quality beef, cubed
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons plain flour
600ml Basic stock
12 large native oysters
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Topping

Quantity Ingredient
250g puff pastry
1 egg, beaten

Method

  1. Clean the mushrooms, then slice. In a large casserole dish, melt half of the butter, season the cubes of beef, then brown on all sides. Remove the beef and reserve. Add the onion to the dish and cook for 5–6 minutes. Add the flour, stir well, then cook for a minute more before adding the stock and returning the meat to the dish. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer over a low heat for 1 1⁄2–2 hours. Leave to cool. In another pan melt the remaining butter and fry the sliced mushrooms. Season and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 230°C. Open the oysters, reserving the juices. Add the mushrooms and oysters and their juice to the cooked meat and mix well.
  3. Leave to cool. Roll the pastry to fit the top of a pie dish. Put the meat, oyster and mushroom mixture in the dish and cover with the pastry, pressing it to the outside of the dish to seal. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 190°C and cook for a further 15–20 minutes or until the pastry forms a puffy crust. Serve immediately.
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