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Red Wine Marinated Beef Fillet Recipe

Red Wine Beef Fillet Photo : Jackie Cameron

Red Wine Beef Fillet
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Red Wine Marinated Beef Fillet

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

While driving along the R103, it came as a surprise - but I suppose it shouldn’t have - to see so many people out with their portable braais as snow turned the Midlands into a winter paradise. Does this only happen in South Africa? Keep my red-wine-marinated-steak recipe for next year - you won’t be sorry. Or you may prefer to try it on a few friends this weekend.

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

  • 4 x 150gr Beef Fillet
  • 1 (165gr) Onion, skin off, cut Chinese style
  • 4 cloves (20gr) Garlic, grated
  • 20 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 8 Fresh Bay Leaves

Method :

  1. Place all the ingredients into a container and cover, leaving in the fridge overnight, turning the beef fillet around once.
  2. Take the beef out the marinating liquid and cook either by braaiing or searing in a pan.

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