Roast Beef


After my success with Roast Chicken I tried roast beef.  This time round, I didn’t add Indian spices, placed Italian herbs instead.  It was delicious and enjoyed the process.


I kg beef

1 tbsp..  rosemary leaves

1 tsp. basil leaves

1 tsp. thyme leaves

Salt and pepper for seasoning

1 tbsp. olive oil



Mix the herbs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Marinate for 2-4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 180ºC

Place beef in a baking tray and cover with foil.  Add the beef in the oven and cook for 1½ hours or until cooked.  (I prefer my meat well done, therefore it takes longer,  check your meat earlier if you want it rare or medium rare.).



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Grilled Beef and Mushroom with Broccoli Mash


I found this broccoli mash to be a good alternative to mash potato. I steamed and  mashed the broccoli, added lemon and parmesan which gave it a tangy taste. Serve this broccoli mash with grilled beef and thyme mushroom.


4 cloves garlic crushed
1/3 cup basil leaves finely chopped
4×180 g fillets
400g sliced mushrooms
2 tbsp. thyme
Babyy spinach leaves

For Broccoli Mash
2 broccoli chopped
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. grated parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste


For the Broccoli Mash
Steam or boil broccoli for 5 minutes or until it’s cooked. Let it cool down once you remove it from the heat.
Place the broccoli in the food processor, blend until it’s mashie. Add the other ingredients and combine.

For the Meat.
Make a basil oil by combining the basil, one garlic and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Set aside.
Heat a char grilled pan, once it’s heated place the meat on the fire and cook it to your liking. Once the meat is ready let it cool.
Heat oil in a large frying pan, cook the remaining garlic in the hot pan for 30th seconds.
Add mushroom and cook until it’s golden brown. Add thyme and stir,
Add the basil oil on the meat with the mushrooms and spinach, Enjoy it with the Broccoli Mash.

This dish serves four. Be careful with the quantity.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Beef


Pumpkin is a great vegetable,  it’s packed with nutrients and a good source of fibre. Try this roasted pumpkin which is coated in paprika and grilled beef for a delicious dinner.

150g beef fillet or steak
200g pumpkin
1 tsp paprika
Bunch of spinach or rocket leaves

Preheat oven to 180ºC for fan force oven
Chop pumpkins and add paprika and oil
Place pumpkin on a baking tray
Bake for 15-30 minutes
For the beef add your favourite spices like paprika, cumin and coriander.
Place beef on a char grilled pan for 3-4 minutes on both sides
Add spinach or rocket to serve.


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