Salmi of Beef

A beautiful piece of marinated beef, fried on a griddle pan.


  • beef:
  • 500 g fillet steak
  • 1/2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • garlic and parsely oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • salmi sauce:
  • 6 cloves
  • 20 g peppercorns
  • 30 g cinammon
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 20 g thyme
  • 35 g onions
  • mustard and watercress mash potato:
  • 500 g potato
  • salt and pepper
  • milk
  • wholegrain mustard
  • cream
  • garlic oil
  • 150 g watercress
  • thyme roasted asparagus:
  • 4 asparagus
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • garlic oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Blend cloves, chillies, whole cinnamon, star anise, tomatoes, garlic, peppercorns and put aside.
  2. Peel potatoes, put in ready salted wate , put on one hob.
  3. Prepare asparagus, put in water, bring to boil. Drain and put aside.
  4. Turn oven on 55 to 60°C.
  5. Bring potato to boil with lid on until tender approaximately 15 minutes. Drain potatoes.
  6. Roast asparagus with salt and pepper, lemon juice, thyme and garlic oil, keep warm.
  7. In a saucepan, add 1tsp of garlic oil and spices let cook for at least 15 minutes and check.
  8. Meanwhile put potatoes back in the pan and mash well with milk, cream, wholegrain mustard and pinch of salt and pepper.
  9. In a frying pan, add garlic oil and watercress for less or equal to 2 minutes and add to the mash. Keep warm.
  10. Fry meat in garlic oil in the griddle pan for a min each side and put in the oven for minimum of 3 minutes.
  11. 3 minutes before the spice is done add red wine and let cook in low heat.
  12. Keep warm.


By Marie Miana Sevathean for Masterchef Ireland


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