Friday, November 23, 2012

Annica's Beef Pasta

It’s official! Stefan’s family is a bunch of fantastic chefs! Every single time we go to Sweden we get spoiled by everyone with tons of amazing, fresh, modern, delicious and unforgettable goodies. And what’s interesting is that every time they come here to Dublin they cook something marvellous for us too. The last time Stefan’s dad and his wife were here they cooked a stunning lobster. The other time when Angelica came over with Ulf they cooked delicious pasta and last week another Stefan’s sister Annica cooked absolutely gorgeous fresh pasta with beef. I ate that dish in like 3 minutes, and it was a huge portion, I’m telling you!! Wow, what a beauty! Annica was so kind that she wrote the recipe for me. She came up with the dish herself and if you try to cook it you will have to improvise with the amounts of certain ingredients. Enjoy!
Thank you Annica!


Annica's Pasta With Beef:

200g beef fillet steak
100g chestnut mushrooms
1tbsp butter
½ onion
1 garlic clove
2-3dl cooking cream
1dl red wine
1tsp soy sauce
2tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tsp honey (optional)
1tbsp beef stock
fresh thyme
grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper

For the side: 

Cherry tomatoes sprinkled with olive oil, pop them in the oven (250°C) for 20 -30 minutes
Fresh baby spinach
Fresh Pasta
In a pan melt butter, add garlic, onion, mushrooms and fry for a few minutes. Add 1dl of red wine, thyme, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Let it simmer (without a lid) for 20 -30 minutes. Add some beef stock if it dries out. Add salt & pepper, and if the sauce tastes a little sour, add some honey. Add cream. Slice the beef fillet steak, season with salt and pepper and fry it in a hot pan for just a couple of minutes, you don’t want it to be dry! Put the fried meat aside until the sauce is ready. When your pasta is cooked, mix the meat with the sauce and serve over the pasta. Don’t forget to sprinkle your dish with parmesan cheese and serve it with fresh spinach and roast cherry tomatoes. Enjoy this fab meal!



  1. Hihi, thank you David! I'm glad you liked it. Add in the text that mushrooms should be fried with onion and garlic and then stay in the pan while the sauce is simmering :) Puss!

    1. Oh yes! I completely forgot about the mushrooms! I totally loved the dish!! Thank you.


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