Today I prepared to my family a beef stew in almond sauce and I want to share it with you.
Yesterday I bought some beef from Galicia, a Northern region of Spain. It´s famous for its good beef and fish. I made a stew with an almond sauce. This sauce is from the South of Spain, from Arabic cuisine but it is used all over the Mediterranean. I hope you like it as my family likes.
1/2 Kilo of good beef
1 Clove of garlic
1/2 Cup of chopped almonds
2 Slices of french bread
3 or 4 Saffron pistils
1 Cup of white wine
1 Cup of water
Good spanish olive oil
Salt and pepper
Put some olive oil in a casserole, when it´s hot add the beef and fry it. Add some salt and pepper.
Chop the garlic and almonds up. Place in a frying pan on medium heat with a drizzle of oil and salt and cook. Add the bread and fry it. Add the onion and fry it, add the saffron, the wine and the water.
Wait 2 or 3 minutes for the wine´s alcohol to evaporate.
Use an electric mixer or a food processor to puree it.
Add this puree to the beef and simmer it until the beef is soft.
Serve it with some rice or pasta.