- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 180/ Gas Mark 4
- STEP 2
Toss the braising steak in the flour.
- STEP 3
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the meat and brown.
- STEP 4
Add the celery, onion, garlic, parsnips and carrots and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- STEP 5
Add the star anise and peppercorns (if using).
- STEP 6
Mix together the damson/ red wine and the damson jam.
- STEP 7
Pour over the meat/ veg mix.
- STEP 8
Season with salt and ground black pepper and bring to the boil.
- STEP 9
Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish and cook for 1 hour, until the meat is tender.
- STEP 10
After the hour, add the damsons (or plums) and cook for a further 30 minutes.
- STEP 11
Remove the star anise before serving.
- STEP 12
Serve with steamed green beans and crispy roast potatoes or rustic brown bread to mop up the juices.