Olive oil    2 tsp.
Shin of beef with bone and jat removed cut into large cubes,     1 lb
Clove, garlic, peeled and sliced      1
Dried marjoram       1 tsp.
Bay leaf       1
Low-fat fromage frais     8 oz.
Mixed peppercorns, crushed      1 tsp.

Fresh coriander leavesto garnish


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the meat in it on all sides over a high heat. Put the meat in a small ovenproof casserole.
  • Stir in garlic, marjoram and bay leaf. Cover with a lid and cook in the heated oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Stir once or twice.
  • Turn the meat in a shallow dish. Leave to cool and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove fat from the top and discard membranes. Blend the meat and cooking juices in a food processor until smooth or mince very finely.
  • Add fromage frais and blend again. Spoon the mixture into dishes, sprinkle the crushed peppercorns on top and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Garnish with coriander.