Beef wrapped in pancetta with chicken stuffing and cinnamon carrots

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Beef wrapped in pancetta with chicken stuffing and cinnamon carrots


- For the beef:
- 1 1 chicken breast, slightly frozen, cut into cubes
- 75 ml single cream
- Sea Salt
- Black Peppercorns
- 675 grams topside beef (trimmed) or beef fillet
- 8 slices pancetta or Parma ham, thinly sliced
- 30 grams butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Juniper Berries
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 tsp Rosemary
- 125 ml crème de cassis
- 410 ml (tin) beef consommé
- For the carrot purée:
- 325 grams carrots
- 125 ml double cream
- 15 grams butter
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Sea Salt
- Black Peppercorns


Pre-heat the oven to 200?C/400?F/Gas Mark 6. To make the chicken stuffing, place the chicken in a food processor, blend and gradually add the cream until it forms a fine mousse.

Season the meat with salt and pepper, then lay the pancetta out on the cling film so the pieces overlap and are slightly wider than the beef joint. Spread thinly with the chicken filling (approx 2 mm), then place the beef on the top and wrap tightly.

Cook the meat for around 30 minutes (depending on weight) in the middle of the oven, remove and cover with foil. Allow to rest in a warm place for 10 minutes. Deglaze the meat juice with the cassis and the beef consommé, then reduce until thickened.

Peel the carrots and cut into cubes, then boil in salted water until cooked through. Drain, then add the cream to the pan and thicken a little by boiling briefly. Transfer to a blender. Add the butter and cinnamon, and season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

Sauté the carrots in butter. Add spices, bay leaf and seasoning. Add the beef stock and braise until carrots are cooked. Drain and serve.

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