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Glazbrook Favorite Silverside in the Varoma (TM5)



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  • 1 Silverside, 1 .5 kgs - to fit comfortably in Varoma Dish
  • 1 French Shallots, whole

Cooking liquid

  • 1 onion, Halved
  • 1 stick Celery, Roughly chopped
  • 1 Large carrot, Roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar (malt or white)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves, Optional
  • to taste whole cloves, Optional
  • to taste Whole Peppercorns, Optional
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vegetable Stock Paste (BCB)
  • 1500 g hot water
  • parsley stalks


  • 400 g Reserved cooking liquid, Strained
  • 50 g Butter or Margarine
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 100 g Milk or cream, Optional
  • 1-2 tbsp mustard, I tend to only use 1-2tsp, add to taste


  • 3-4 potatoes, Quartered
  • 1 sweet potato, Chunks
  • pumpkin, Chunks
  • Other vegetables of your choice, Broccoli, capsicum, cauliflower, beans etc

Recipe's preparation

    Cooking Liquid
  1. Place
    * onion
    * carrot
    * celery
    into Thermomix bowl and chop for

    3 sec / 0 / Speed 5

    * bayleaf
    * brown sugar
    * vinegar
    * peppercorns
    * cloves
    * parsley stalks
    * veg stock concentrate
    * water
    into Thermomix bowlplace lid into position with Varoma on top

  2. Cooking Silverside in Varoma (90 minutes)
  3. Rinse piece of silverside well under cold water

    Place silverside into varoma dish.

    Ensure that there is plenty of room around the sides to allow the steam to come through the holdes in the Varoma tray. Please be aware that the meat will swell as it cooks.

    I use a few egg rings or cookie cutters under the silverside to lift

    Add onion / french shallots to varoma.

    Add your prepared vegetables of choice to the varoma dish - placing around silverside (harder vegeatbles at the bottom)

    cook -

    90 min / Varoma / speed 2

  4. NOTE:
  5. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your silverside .

    General rule of thumb is to cook for 30 minutes per 500 grams.

    I usually cook a piece approx 1.5kg

  6. Check water levels and adjust cooking time (30 mins + weight + options 30 minuts)
  7. After the 90 minutes is up in step 2 - check water levels.

    There must be at least 500g water per half hour of steaming time to come.

    Check that there is still plenty of room for the steam to escape through the holes in the Varoma tray.

    Reset Varoma temperature and add extra time as required by the weight of your silverside if it is over 1.5 plus 30 mins

    xx + 30 min / Varoma / Speed 2

    OPTIONAL- add an extra 20 - 30 minutes on varoma temperature -speed 2. I find adding this extra time helps make the silverside very tender. (you can skip this option if short on time)

    Once Vegetables are cooked - set asside in the thermoserver to keep warm.

    Wrap the meat in alfoil to keep extra hot.

    use your simmering basket to strain the liquid from the thermomix bowl, discarding the solids and reseving liquid.

    No need to clean the bowl.

  8. Cooking your sauce (16 minutes)
  9. Place
    * butter
    * Flour
    into thermix bowl and mix

    5 seconds / 0 / speed 2

    * 350 gram reserved liquid

    7 minutes / 100 degrees / speed 4

    * cream or milk (if using) or a touch more reserved liquid if sauce is too thick
    * mustard
    * salt
    * pepper

    3 minutes / 100 degrees / speed 4

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This is our families TM5 variation of the TM5 variation of Tanya Brennan's amazing corn silverside receipe.

Please refer to her receipe for extra hints and tips and leave your comments there. //www.recipecommunity.com.au/recipes/silverside-varoma/108131

This is our families favourite way to cook silverside - the reciepe variation was to enable my children to prepare this meal. Your children may need help with seperating the liquid as it is hot.

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