Garlic Beef

Garlic Beef

A prime cut, beef skirt, transformed into a tender and flavourful treat with a generous amount of garlic. This Garlic Beef recipe cooks quickly and can easily serve a crowd.

Brilliant served alongside with chips and a dollop of wholegrain mustard.



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1 tbsp black peppercorn

6 garlic cloves

4 tbsp red wine vinegar

600g piece well-trimmed beef skirt


In a pestle and mortar, crush peppercorns and garlic with a pinch of salt until you have a smooth-ish paste, then stir in the vinegar. Sit the beef in a non-metallic dish, then rub all over with the paste. Leave in the fridge for a few hrs, but no longer.

To cook, place a griddle pan over a very hot heat. Rub the marinade off the meat, then season with a little more salt. Cook meat until charred on each side – about 5 mins on each side for rare; if the cut is very thick, you may want to roast it in a hot oven for 5 mins after searing. Lift onto a chopping board, then rest for 5 mins before carving into slices and serving with chips, if you like.

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