The goal of this blog is to educate my dear readers of Goan Cuisine as it has a very strong Portuguese influence specially in the Christian households of Goa. Using the best ingredients and styles of both worlds Goan have created their own fine cuisine.
For this week I decided, I would make Beef Roulade / Beef Rolls, I usually do my research on Google to see what has been written out there and what I know and to compare notes. In the US I haven’t been exposed to Rouladen and through my research I found out it is Polish and the only popular Polish food I have seen is the Famous Pierogies out here.
I think every European country has their own unique recipe for Beef Rouladen but the basic recipe compromises of thin slice meat stuffed with some sausages, slices of potato, carrots, onions rolled and cooked in a light gravy. The most popular Goan version is stuffed with the famous smoked Goan sausage that has tons of flavor.
Servings: Yield approx 12-14 rolls
2 lbs of thin sliced round steaks or skirt steaks about 4 ” long
1 medium onion diced
1 tomato diced
1 tbsp of recheado masala
2-3 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp of vinegar
3/4 cup water
salt to taste
approx 24 toothpicks or cooking twine for tying
1 russet potato julienne 1/4 ” thick
2 carrots julienne about 1/4″ thick
1 bell pepper julienne 1/4″ each
Wash the sliced meat, apply ginger-garlic paste, vinegar and salt and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
Take each sliced meat and layer it with potato, carrots and bell pepper strips. Roll the meet and tie it together or use toothpick.
Once’s done, in a larger skillet heat oil and add the onions, saute till translucent. Next add the tomatoes, saute till soften. Then add the recheado curry paste and fry for about 2 minutes. Add the water, salt to taste and a pinch of sugar cover and let the gravy simmer (Simmering the gravy first enhances the flavor. A tip I learnt from my mom).
Next add the rolled beef and add weight to the meat by using a heavy plate on top, so that the rolls don’t loosen out for about 10 minutes and then cook for 25-30 minutes on medium heat covered till the meat is soft and the gravy thicken.
Using Goan smoked Sausages:
Follow the same steps as above, just eliminate recheado masala and stuff the meat with sausage, potatoes, carrots and bell pepper as the Goan sausages gives it a lot of flavor.
I think it is a very simple recipe and has a very impressive finish. This recipe of the Goan Beef Roulade / Rolls / Rouladen will surely impress your guest for Thanksgiving.