Team Peel share their winning recipe for Slow Braised Harvey Beef Shin from the WA Celebrity Signature Dish 2017

Mark Gibson of Today Tonight & Kenny McHardy of Manuka Woodfired Kitchen were thrilled to take out the Buy West Eat Best Celebrity Signature Dish completion at Elizabeth Quay. They have shared their recipe of Slow Braised Harvey Beef Shin with Roasted Sweeet Potato & Pickled Vegetables with us – why not give it a go?


Here is the recipe in full:

Slow Braised Harvey Beef Shin


1 Harvey Beef shin trimmed below knuckle (ask your butcher)

3 local carrots

3 onion

1 cup rosemary leaves

3 tsp seasoning mix

2kg fresh tomatoes

2L beef stock

100ml sherry vinegar

Local olive oil


1 1/2 tbsp flaky sea salt

1 tbsp raw sugar

1/2 tbsp black peppercorns

1/2 tbsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin seed

1/2 tsp mustard seed

Slow cooked sweet potato

4 local medium sweet potatoes

4 tsp seasoning (as above)

Mundella natural yogurt (to serve)

Local olive oil

Pickled vegetables

2 bunches baby carrots washed and cut into 1/4 lengths

300ml rice vinegar

200ml water

150g castor sugar

10g flaky sea salt

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp black peppercorns

1 tsp mustard seeds

Fresh parsley, mint and dill


Slow Braised Harvey Beef Shin

  1. Preheat oven 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Take beef shin out of the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Rub with olive oil and seasoning and place in a deep roasting tray with chopped carrots and onions. Put beef in preheated oven and roast for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and add to beef shin the roughly diced tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, vinegar and stock. Cover with lid or 2 layers of tin foil and put back in the oven. Turn oven down to 140 degrees and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Turn oven up as hot as it can go and roast shin uncovered for a further 10 minutes to caramelise the meat.

 Slow cooked sweet potato

  1. Take a square of tinfoil and place sweet potato into the middle with seasoning and oil, wrap up gently and place into oven on a tray with beef shin
  2. Cook for 8 hours at 140 degrees and serve immediately with fresh Mundella yoghurt

Baby carrots pickled

  1. Put all ingredients (except carrots and herbs) in a pot and bring to the boil
  2. Reduce by 1/3 and take off the heat
  3. Immediately add carrots and allow to cool

To serve

On a large platter garnish the beef shin with fresh rosemary leaves, lemon zest, fresh parsley and sea salt. Add Mundella yoghurt to the cooled sweet potato and the chopped fresh herbs and place alongside the baby carrots pickle. Enjoy with a Peel region red wine such as Malbec or Shiraz.

2017 WA’s Celebrity Signature Dish

Celeb: Mark Gibson
Partner Chef: Kenny McHardy
Region: Peel region

Photography: Craig Kinder Photography