"I refused to accept it because I thought it was nonsense" - my main course recipe for Great British Menu 2018

Danny Parker

Danny Parker

16th August 2018
Danny Parker

"I refused to accept it because I thought it was nonsense" - my main course recipe for Great British Menu 2018

Inspired by the founder of the NHS, Nye Bevan. Welsh Wagyu, oxtail, gem lettuce, lovage.


  • For the Fillet
  • • 2 x 220g Wagyu Fillet Steak
  • • 100g x Wagyu Beef Fat
  • For the Oxtail
  • • 2KG x Wagyu Oxtail cut into 2 inch pieces
  • • 1L x Red Wine
  • • 1Litre x Beef Stock
  • • 1 x Carrot
  • • 1 x Onion
  • • 1 x Celery Stick
  • • 1 x Bay Leaf
  • • 1 x Thyme
  • • Coriander Seeds
  • • White Peppercorn
  • For the Ragu Sauce
  • • 500g x Diced Pancetta
  • • 2 x Diced Onion
  • • 6 x Garlic Clove Crushed
  • • 2 x Chopped Carrot
  • • 1/2 x Head Celery Chopped
  • • 500g x Tinned chopped toms
  • • 5TBSP x Tomato Puree
  • • 1/2 x bottle red wine
  • • 1.25KG x Beef Stock
  • For the Carrot
  • • 4 x MEDIUM carrots (from wedlock medium
  • bunched carrots - very specific size)
  • • 500g x Beef Fat
  • • Thyme
  • • Garlic
  • For the Crumb
  • • 350g x Panko Breadcrumbs
  • • Chives
  • • 250g x Smoked Butter
  • • 100g x Beef Fat
  • For the Gem Lettuce
  • 3 x Baby Gem
  • 500g x Beef Stock
  • 200g x Black Australian Truffle
  • For the Lovage Emulsion & Oil
  • • 1KG x Lovage
  • • 1,5 litre x Grape-seed oil
  • • 4 x Egg yolk
  • • 5TBSP x Lovage Vinegar (bringing with me)
  • For the Jus
  • • 2 x Shallots - Sliced
  • • 100g x Button Mushrooms - Sliced
  • • 1/2TBSP x Tomato Paste
  • • 5 x White Peppercorn
  • • 5 x Coriander Seeds
  • • 1 x Bay Leaf
  • • Thyme
  • • 1 x Garlic Bulb
  • • 1 x Trotters 1/2 lengthways
  • • 1 Bottles x Red Wine
  • • 2.5 Litres x Reduced Beef Stock
  • • 1 Litres x Reduced Veal Stock
  • 1 x Punnet Nasturtium leaves SMALL


For the Fillet
Trim the fillet, place in bag with butter and thyme, vac pac on full, cook at 45*C for 45 mins. When ready, remove from bag, cook on the konro charcoal grill, then rest
For Oxtail
Dice veg, heat the pressure cooker with a little oil. Seal the meat, add veg, wine, stock, aromats. Cook on full for 40 mins. Release and pick down meat
For the Ragu Sauce
Fry the pancetta and veg, add tomato paste and cook for 5 mins. Add the tomatoes, and bring to the boil. add the red wine and reduce by 1/4. Add the beef stock and reduce until correct constancy - pass
For the Carrot
Place carrot in vac pac bag, with thyme, garlic and beef fat. Seal and cook at 100*C until soft
For the Gem
Peel down to hearts, chop in half, vac pac with beef stock. Cook for 30 mins at 90*C in steamer. When ready to serve, scorch on the stove top
For the Crumb
Melt the butter and the beef fat, add in the
breadcrumbs and cook until golden. When cool, add the chopped herbs and chopped
For the Emulsion
Blend the lovage with the rapeseed oil at 70*C for 3 minutes - pass. Cook eggs for 4.5 minutes and plunge into ice. Take the yolks, mix with lovage vinegar in the thermo - season. Trickle in the lovage oil until desired consistency
For the Jus
Heat a pan with some oil, add the vegetables and sweat. Add the butter to continue cooking. Add the tomato paste. Add wine and reduce to syrup. Add stock and trotter. Reduce to correct constancy - pass.

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