I was determined to return to my love for beef but on a lighter note (because weight loss is the theme for many of us this year) so I decided to make some beef fillet as my first dinner in the New Year.
Is it just me? I have always felt the holiday season doesn’t involve a lot of beef or steak cooking? Maybe it’s just me or maybe it’s just the house I grew up in. The holidays always involved turkey, chicken and goat meat consumption. Not that I was complaining but I always felt beef never featured as a main dish at my house or any house I went to for Christmas. Even fish that may not be a favorite for many people somehow happened to feature this holiday. Check out what I did on Christmas day.
I was determined to return to my love for beef but on a lighter note (because weight loss is the theme for many of us this year) so I decided to make some beef fillet as my first dinner in the New Year. I also decided to serve my beef fillet with some Bole (Roasted Plantain) and caramelized onions. Hope you enjoy this dish as much as Afrolems did.
4 Beef Fillet Slices
2 Bay Leaves
1 Teaspoon of Suya Pepper Mix
1 Maggi Cube
½ Teaspoon of Thyme
1 Teaspoon of Dry pepper
1 Teaspoon of Salt
Half a bulb of Onion
1 scotch Bonnet Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Butter
1 Finger of Plantain
Caramelized Onion Ingredients
1 bulb of Onion
A pinch of salt
A pinch of Dry pepper
1 Tablespoon of butter
- Wash Beef and Place in a bowl
- Season beef with salt, pepper, thyme, magi, bay leaves and onions
- Grease pan with butter and place beef in pan
- Heat oven at 350 F for 5 minutes and place beef in the oven
- Peel and Cut Plantain into circular chunks and also throw into beef Pan and bake for 30 minutes.
- Switch the oven to grill function, which would be about 550 F and grill beef and Plantain for 10 minutes. Turn beef over after 5 minutes and turn plantain as well.
- Chop up more onions into rings and stir fry in butter on low heat for 10 to 12 minutes with a pinch of salt and pepper and allow to brown (caramelize)
- Serve this with the beef and plantain.
Atim Ukoh is the CEO of Afrolems. She is a part-time social media trainer and a full time Nigerian Chef. Afrolems is all about the presentation of food and education on Nigerian Recipes. The hope is to educate and internationalize Nigerian Food. She blogs at www.afrolems.com and tweets from @afrolems
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