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Steak with blue cheese butter

Steak with blue cheese butter...

A good steak doesn’t usually need much with it but a rich and tasty blue cheese butter gives it a hint of decadence and if you are a blue fan.. this is definitely for you. For those who prefer the herby flavour, there are these herb butter recipes which go really well with meat or fish. (for 6 people) What you need 6 fillet steak portions (about 200g each) 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil Blue...
Beef rissoles with a fresh mushroom sauce

Beef rissoles with a fresh mushroom sauce...

Beef rissoles These were really fantastic rissoles that need to cook gently and the mushroom sauce is quite unlike any I have tried before. The mushrooms are only put in right at the end with the spring onions so you get the wonderful rissole and fresh sauce flavor that is an amazing combination. (Serves 4) What you need 750g lean beef mince 1 onion finely chopped 1 carrot grated palm of fresh chopped thyme 2 teaspoons...
Summer steak salad

Summer steak salad...

Quick steak salad Summer time is braai time and there is usually a leftover steak that is slowly devoured in little chunks over the afternoon or next day. Here is a great way to turn that left over steak into a complete and very delicious summer meal. It’s so simple and the dressing is fantastic.(2 people) feel free to double or triple this recipe. What you need 300g cooked steak (barbecued is great) 1 large potato...
Meatballs with Ratatouille

Meatballs with Ratatouille...

Meatballs with ratatouille This is budget cooking at it’s best that tastes fantastic. The meatballs recipe and the ratatouille recipe can be used together or separately and you can use whatever starch you have available. It’s a great recipe to serve with creamy mashed potato, rice, potato bake or even just some nice warm ciabatta. (4 people) What you need Meatballs 1/2kg beef mince 1 small onion finely chopped or...
Braised brisket

Braised brisket...

Braised brisket Brisket has got to be one of the most under rated cuts of meat around. the best part of it is that the cooking methods that suit it best are slow cooking like braising, so it is almost impossible to muck it up no matter how inexperienced you are in the kitchen. It will always be moist and tender… just remember one rule.. the longer it cooks the better.Braised  brisket is so great for entertaining,...
Beef with asparagus and oyster sauce

Beef with asparagus and oyster sauce...

Beef with asparagus and oyster sauce Beef in oyster sauce is most often served on its own but adding asparagus or mange tout for that matter, makes it so much nicer. It’s really quick and best to use a nice piece of fillet. The asparagus still have a crunch to them which really appeals to me.. at least I feel I’m getting my vegetables and still enjoying the richness of the oyster sauce. (serves 2 with rice) What...
Seared beef salad

Seared beef salad...

seared beef salad After the rare beef with dipping sauce recipe, which I like for it’s pub food flavor, try this as a healthy option or if you are having people over and some want a healthy option. This recipe is for 1 or 2 but just double or triple it for the number of people. You need to slice the beef really thin so make sure you have a very sharp knife, carpaccio thin is the best way to have this. (for 1 or...
Oxtail potjie

Oxtail potjie...

Oxtail potjie Cooking oxtail needs time and patience and a potjie is the perfect method to get that fall off the bone oxtail that I just love. This is a really fantastic recipe that turned out really tender. It takes all the willpower you can muster not to keep opening the potjie to see how its doing and breathe in the awesome aromas so prepare yourself with good friends and a few beers, put it on and just tend to the...
Meatballs and gravy

Meatballs and gravy...

Meatballs are such a great thing to make and can be served with a nice onion gravy and rice or with a tomato sauce over pasta like this spaghetti meatballs recipe or for a fantastic home made burger. Finding the right combination of flavors is what it’s all about, so of you like basil, add some. If you like hot and spicy, add a little chili and when you find the perfect combination for your taste, write it down....
Rare beef with dipping sauce

Rare beef with dipping sauce...

Rare Beef Fillet Every now and then when I am feeling nostalgic about a trip I did to the UK and Paris a few years ago, I make this simple rare beef with a gravy dipping sauce that reminds me of the fantastic time I had. It’s real pub food that takes only a few minutes to make and is very easy to double for a whole lot of people. There are a few variations like serving it with an Asian dipping sauce as a starter...
North African beef with couscous

North African beef with couscous...

North African Beef This is a fantastic couscous recipe that is very quick and smacks of North Africa. It uses a lot of herbs including mint that really brings out the flavours and is a light, fresh meat dish that is perfect for lunch. You do need to marinate the meat for a few hours first, so get it done after breakfast ready for lunch. (for 4 people) What you need 600g – 700g rump or fillet thinly sliced 1 teaspoon...
Curried beef Chinese style

Curried beef Chinese style...

Beef curries are really fantastic but take a fair amount of time and when I read this curried beef in a Chinese recipe book, I just had to try it. The very essence of Chines cooking is good fresh ingredients that are cooked swiftly on a high heat in just minutes so the thought of a great curry in just a few minutes really appealed to me. The sate sauce makes a huge difference to the flavour so if you don’t have...
Gourmet burger

Gourmet burger...

Gourmet Burger Burgers are social things that we all at some stage compare, I know from experience of making these how everyone relates, “better than a steers burger” and then the, I once had a burger…. stories. These are seriously yummy and you run the risk of never having a take out burger again. All it really is, is a start and then you get creative. This makes 4-6 burgers depending on the size of...
Beef with cashew nuts

Beef with cashew nuts...

Chinese food is so good, healthy and uick to make and this one is really fanatstic. The sate sauce makes all the difference so if you don’t have any just mix a 1 tablespoon peanut butter with 1 tablespoon water to thin it out a bit. For thoe who like a little heat you can happily add 1 finely chopped green chili. (4 people) What you need 500 – 600g rump steak, fat removed, sliced thin across the grain 100g...

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