Thursday, August 23, 2012


You may never be Sicilian, but this recipe may help you do hard time with some style. No, it's not the latest Gordon Ramsey series. This delicious scene is from Martin Scorsese's celebrated crime film, Goodfellas. Cotswold House Hotel head chef Dave Watts has put together a recipe that approximates the one we see in the movie. He's about as Sicilian as Gordon Ramsey and he'll never be a made man but the dude can cook, and we respect him for that. We discovered this recipe at Slashfilm, an irreverent film site worth checking out.

The meal serves four hungry convicts well.  Preparation is 20 – 30 minutes.  Cooking time: 2 hrs 30 - 3hrs 30, longer if you have time.  (One other thing, the measurements are in the metric system which will be no problem if you're English or if you've ever dealt drugs.  Remember, 1 Ounce = 28.3495231 Grams). 

 6 onions peeled and finely diced
75g Cotswold gold rapeseed oil or olive oil
A teaspoon of salt
300g minced beef
300g minced pork shoulder
300g diced English rose veal flank
30g Cotswold gold rapeseed oil or olive oil
250g beef or brown chicken stock
10 cloves garlic peeled 100ml white wine
150g tomato puree
750g ripe vine tomatoes (chopped) or equivalent weight of quality chopped tinned tomatoes
A pinch of salt
Good grind of black pepper

For the actual recipe please check out Shortlist, who commissioned the interpretation, and try your hand at some tasty food. Link HERE.

1 comment:

Cotswold Kitchens said...

A nice scene. Being a cook in prison is definitely hard. The food looks like it's not easy to prepare but I'm sure its delicious.