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Beef Fillet with Coconut Milk, Hummus and Coriander Recipe

Beef Fillet Slices with Spicy Coconut Milk, Hummus and Coriander Photo : Sally Chance

Beef Fillet Slices with Spicy Coconut Milk, Hummus and Coriander
Photo : Sally Chance

Beef Fillet

Makes 6 portions

Ingredients:

  • 740 g beef fillet
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method:

  1. Cut all sinew and excess fat off the beef fillet.
  2. Add oil and butter to a hot pan and sear the meat.
  3. Bake on a tray at 260°C for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove and allow the meat to rest. Slice the meat when cool.

Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 400 g can chick peas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Durban masala
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • fine salt and pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Method:

  1. Place all hummus ingredients into a liquidiser and liquidise on a high speed until a thick and creamy consistency is reached.
  2. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with whole chickpeas and a sprinkle of paprika.

Spicy Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

  • 70 g butter
  • 400 g onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons spice mix (To make ½ cup anytime
  • spice mix, pulverise 1 tablespoon Durban masala,
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon
  • coriander seed, 1 tablespoon cumin seed, 1
  • tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon fennel
  • seed and 4 dried chillies in a blender)
  • 200 ml coconut milk

Method:

  1. Heat a pan and add butter and then onions.
  2. Sauté onions until caramelised. Add 3 tablespoons of spice mix and cook until the aromas develop. Add coconut milk, salt and pepper and bring to the boil.

To serve:

  • Fresh coriander
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  1. Put the hummus bowl, fresh coriander sprigs and toasted sesame seeds on a platter.
  2. Heat the spicy sauce, add the sliced beef and heat through.
  3. Once warm, arrange on the platter and serve with chunky, fresh crispy bread.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Jackie CameronHartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
jackie@hartford.co.za
www.hartford.co.za
www.jackiecameron.co.za

 

Poached Beef Fillet Recipe

Poached Beef Fillet with Cherry Tomatoes and Campfire Olives Photo : Karen E Photography

Poached Beef Fillet with Cherry Tomatoes and Campfire Olives
Photo : Karen E Photography

Poached Beef Fillet with Cherry Tomatoes and Campfire Olives

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

In our family home olives are always readily available. In my opinion beef fillet, cherry tomatoes and olives poached in olive oil with fresh rocket, pecorino shavings and a crispy caper salad is a lunch-time suggestion fit for any mother.

Poached Beef Fillet

Serves:: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 x 100gr Beef fillet
  • 500ml Olive Oil
  • 500ml Sunflower Oil
  • 16 (175gr) Cherry Tomatoes
  • 12 (68gr) Campfire Olives

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan.
  2. Onto the heat, time 10minutes to cook for medium-to-rare (we use gas to cook, time will change when cooking on a electric stove plate).
  3. Remove from the oil and allow to slightly cool.
  4. When serving slice the beef, sprinkle Maldon Salt over and serve with crispy fresh Lettuce, deep - fried Capers, Pecorino Cheese shavings and Lemon Wedges.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
jackie@hartford.co.za
www.hartford.co.za
www.jackiecameron.co.z

Beef Fillet Salad Recipe

Beef Fillet Salad Photo : Karen E Photography

Beef Fillet Salad
Photo : Karen E Photography

Beef Fillet Salad

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Sweltering heat and an overindulgent festive season leads me to consider cool, refreshing, healthy eating. It’s a good way to start the year. See if you can make it last! Any hot, main course on such sultry evenings would be wasted on me. I have, therefore, chosen beef salad with peas, caramelised red onions and soft feta. I know you’ll like it too.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 300gr Beef Fillet
  • 10gr Salted Butter

Method:

  1. Get a pan really hot on the heat, add the butter, when melted place the beef in the pan and sear on all the sides.
  2. Place on an oven tray, place in the oven at a 260C for about 5-7min (depending on how you would prefer it to be cooked), this will be medium to rare. Allow some cooling and resting time, then cut the beef into thin slices.

Caramelised Red Onions

Yields: 4

Ingredients:

  • 655gr Onions, thinly sliced
  • 500ml Red Wine
  • 150gr Treacle Sugar

Method:

  1. Place all the above ingredients into a heavy based pan. Allow to simmer until onions are caramelised and most of the red wine has reduced to make a red wine syrup that is coating the onions (which takes about 35 minutes).

Ingredients:

  • 60gr Feta Cheese, roughly broken
  • 65gr Peas, cooked
  • 25gr Red Onion, sliced
  • 45gr Caramelised Red Onions
  • 30g Pecan Nuts

Method:

  1. Place the sliced beef on a salad platter, top with feta, peas, red onions, caramelised red onions and pecan nuts.  Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil before serving.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
jackie@hartford.co.za
www.hartford.co.za
www.jackiecameron.co.za

Braaied Beef Fillet Recipe

Braaied Beef Fillet Photo : Jackie Cameron

Braaied Beef Fillet
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Braaied Beef Fillet

"Justin braaied a spicy beef fillet and cooked up a textured amadumbi and potato creamy mash..."

Ingredients :

Beef Fillet

Herbs and Spices of your choice (for instance : rosemary, dried coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and mustard seeds)

Sunflower oil

Method :

1) Prepare a braai

2) Clean and remove all sinew from your beef fillet

3) Use your hands and massage all your many herbs and spices around the beef fillet

4) Get your braai extremely hot, place your beef fillet on this and cook for 2 minutes, or until your desired doneness, on each side. When you can hear and see that the fire is extremely hot... pour a drizzle or so of sunflower oil over the beef while on the braai so the flames rise and give the beef fillet a beautiful smokey flavour.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713

Pan-seared Beef Fillet Recipe

Pan-seared Beef Fillet  Photo : Jackie Cameron

Pan-seared Beef Fillet
Photo : Jackie Cameron

On my last evening in Switzerland Carla Ferrari cooked rare beef fillet. Never have I enjoyed such quality meat abroad. And, the sauce with the beef is without doubt the best and easiest home-cooked accompaniment I know. Try it!

Pan-seared Beef Fillet

Ingredients : 4 - 6 portions

100 ml Sherry

100 ml Brandy

60 g Frozen Butter

1 sprig Rosemary

1 garlic clove

Method :

1) Keep the pan to the side after searing the fillet

2) Heat this pan when the beef is ready for serving, add the two alcohols (or any two alcohols of your choice) and allow to reduce and lift off all the pan juices. Once boiling add the rosemary, garlic clove and whisk in the frozen butter. Add all beef juices and pan juices to this sauce to give a lovely meaty flavour. Serve hot or warm; both are just as delicious.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713

Beef Fillet Roasted and Pringle Crisps

Beef Fillet Photo : Jackie Cameron

Beef Fillet
Photo : Jackie Cameron

BEEF FILLET, FRESH ASPARAGUS, ROASTED - MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED BUTTERNUT WITH PRINGLE CRISPS

A five-course dinner party sounds extremely lavish. My guests, however,  expect nothing less! With little available social time on my hands I wow  my friends with fresh flavours and quick, clever substitutes. Food that  is stress free allows me to enjoy my dinner party.

In order to make a fabulous dish, the ingredients you are working with  need to excite you. The main course is a perfect example of my  favourites: beef fillet, fresh asparagus, roasted Mediterranean stuffed  butternut with Pringles crisps.  The texture of the crisps adds a fun element to this dish. This is a  homely main course with a touch of style.

Yields: 4

Ingredients :

*1 kg Beef fillet

Oil for frying

*2 small Butternut

Stuffing

2 rounds of Herbed Feta

2 large Garlic Cloves - sliced

10 ml Dried Oreganum

4 Olives – chopped up

8 Sundried Tomatoes - sliced

3 Egg Yolks

2 slices of Bread

Salt and Pepper

*1 punnet Asparagus

60 ml Butter

*1 large Pringles Original

Method:

1) Remove sinew, portion and pan sear beef in a very hot pan with a little oil. Set aside for later cooking

2) Cut the butternut in half length ways and remove the seeds. Place into the microwave and cook for 5-7 minutes on high

3) Mix all the ingredients together for the stuffing. Place into the butternut onto a tray and cover and cook for 10 minutes, at 220̊ C, and set aside for later heating

4) Blanch asparagus and refresh in iced water and set aside for later searing

5) On service place butternut in the oven for final cooking (220ͦC for 15 minutes) and finish cooking of the beef fillet in the oven until desired doneness. When the beef is ready remove it from the oven and allow it to relax until the butternut is hot and sear the asparagus in the butter

6) Serve with Pringles crisps

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713