August Dish of the Month- PEPPER STEAK SERVED WITH TRADITIONAL IRIO

PEPPER STEAK SERVED WITH TRADITIONAL IRIO-SERVES 1 PERSON

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INGREDIENTS                                                   QUANTITY

Beef fillet                                                                   300g

Vegetable oil                                                            3tbsp                                                      Soy sauce (light)                                                       2tbsp

English mustard                                                       1 tsp

Grated ginger, garlic                                               1 tsp

Chopped red onions                                               1tbsp

Crashed black pepper corns                                  1tsp

Safari brandy                                                            1 tot

GRAVY

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Carrots, celery, leeks            50g

Beef trimmings                      100g for gravy

Beef stock                                1 cup

Corn starch                             1 tbsp

Tomato paste                         1tsp

Bay leaves                                 2 leaves

FOR IRIO

Potato                     300g

Sweet corn             50g

Beans                      50g

Pumpkin leaves     50g

Salt                          ½ tsp

Coriander              2 stems

METHOD

  • Tenderize the beef fillet with a meat tenderizer. The meat should not be very flat but thin
  • Marinate the meat with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, mustard , chopped onions and crushed black pepper corns and some oil and leave it in the fridge for about half an hour
  • For the gravy put the trimmings in the oven and dry them. Put them in the pan and continue cooking until they are brown and smell like burnt. Put the vegetables, tomato paste and the cornstarch and then add the beef stock. Let the stock boil with some bay leaves inside until the color is brown
  • Strain the gravy and put the seasoning
  • Pan fry the beef steak to well done or medium or rare done depending on the taste
  • When the steak is done add the gravy and the brandy and flambé the steak. Add some cream and serve hot.

FOR IRIO

  • Soak the beans over-night and in the morning drain the water and boil the beans in fresh water
  • When the beans are well cooked, add the potatoes and continue cooking. When the potatoes are almost done, add the pumpkins leaves and sweetcorn. Drain excess water when everything is well cooked.
  • Mash together the cooked mash until well blended, add salt to your taste.
  • You can add coriander to the mash or you can melt some little butter with your coriander and add it to the mash. It is a vegetarian traditional dish and goes well with pepper steak
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