Jonathan Keane's feather blade beef


For your next roast dinner, re-create The Lodge's exquisite feather blade beef at home.


13th May 2020

Red Carnation Hotels

Jonathan Keane shares his feather blade beef recipe, perfect to upgrade your next Sunday lunch.

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To serve 4 people.

For the feather blade beef:

  • 1 kg of beef
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 celery
  • 1 leek
  • Bay leaves, garlic, thyme
  • 300ml red cooking wine

For the Guinness sauce:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 10g brown sugar
  • 1 pint of Guinness

For the barley:

  • 100g of barley
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 200ml veg bouillion

For the horseradish cream:

  • 30g of sour cream
  • 10g horseradish, finely grated


For the beef:

  1. Put the ingreidents for the beef in a deep gastro tray and cover with water. Put a sheet of greaseproof paper over it and then cover with tin foil.
  2. Cook it for 12 hours in the oven at 120 degrees.
  3. Remove the feather blade beef from the juice and pass the liquid through a sieve to reduce the liquid to half.
  4. Roll the feather blade very tight in a cling film. When it is cold, portion it to 150 to 170 grams per portion. 

For the Guinness sauce:

  1. For the Guinness sauce: cut a mirepoix of the ingredients and sweat it in a bit of cooking oil. Add the brown sugar and allow it to caramelise, pouring in 1 pint of guinness as it reduces. Add the remaining liquid to reduce it again. Then, thicken the sauce with some corn flour.
  2. Roast beetroot in the oven at 170 degrees for about 1 hour until the beetroot is soft, then mix it into the thermomix until the puree is smooth and season.

For the barley:

  1. Sweat the shallots and then add the barley, thyme, garlic, bay leaf and the bouillion and leave it to simmer until the barley is soft.

For the Horseradish cream:

  1. Mix the sour cream and horseradish and season.
  2. Blanch the baby carrots in salty water.
  3. Dress the watercress with olive oil.

To serve: present the beef on the barley and horseradish cream with the Guinness sauce poured over.

For more recipe ideas, check out our at home blogs for inspiration.

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