Orkney Buffalo

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Orkney Buffalo Stew with Orkney Beer

A warm and hearty meal.  This dish shows off the great qualities of buffalo meat - the meat is tender and still holds a good texture, and with a distinctive 'meaty' flavour.  Combine with a good Orkney beer for a real taste of the islands.



1lb of Orkney Buffalo, cubed

Drizzle of olive oil and knob of butter

2 onions, coarsly sliced and 3 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 carrots, coarsly sliced

Large wedge neep, cubed

3 medium tatties, cubed

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

500ml of a fine Orkney Beer

2 veg stock cubes

2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper

Corn flour to thicken the gravy


1/ Using a large, heavy-bottomed pan, heat oil and butter.

2/ Add the buffalo meat and gently brown the meat on all sides.

3/ Add a splash of the beer with the onions and garlic and cook till translucent.

4/ Add the remainder of the beer, with the Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and bring to a gentle boil.

5/ Add carrots, tatties, neeps and stock cubes to the pot and simmer gently with a lid on for 2 hours.

6/ When the cooking time is up, remove the bay leaves and thicken with a little corn flour.

7/ Serve with fresh rolls or bannocks or roast tatties.

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