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Serves: 6    Prep Time: 10 mins      Cook Time: 2 hours

500g Braising or Stewing steak cubes
1 tbsp seasoned flour
2 tbsp oil
1 stick celery, cut into chunks
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and cut into big wedges
2 star anise
10 green peppercorns
600ml/1 pint damson or red wine
30ml/2tbsp damson jam
12-15 fresh damsons or red plums, stoned and halved


1.    Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190oC, 350-375oF.
2.    Mix the damson or red wine and the damson jam and pour over the vegetables, season, bring to the boil.
3.    Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish and cook for 1 1/2 hours until the meat is tender. 30 minutes before end of cooking time stir in the damsons or plums. Remove star anise before serving.
4.    Serve with rustic brown bread to mop up the lovely juices and a bowl of seasonal vegetables.