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Peri Peri Beef Salad

Chef Reuben Riffel's peri peri beef salad is a thoroughly modern recipe that uses classic South African ingredients.Also try: Cape Malay Pickled Fish

  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef fillet
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for beef
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons prepared peri peri sauce
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 2 small heads butter lettuce, separated
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 15 sprigs fresh cilantro, leaves only

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Step 2

    Rub beef with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a medium ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add beef and cook, turning, until browned on all sides, about 4 minutes. Coat beef with peri peri sauce and transfer to oven and cook for 4 minutes more. Remove from oven and set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Place onion in a small saucepan and add enough water to cover. Add sugar and a pinch of salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until onion is soft and translucent, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, vinegar, and blue cheese; season with salt and pepper; set dressing aside.

  5. Step 5

    Slice beef lengthwise and divide evenly between 4 serving plates. In a large bowl mix together onion, lettuce, basil, and cilantro; drizzle with blue cheese dressing and toss to combine. Top beef with salad and serve.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2011

Reviews (6)

  • 10 Mar, 2011

    _marinade.html - add this to the end of the link

  • 10 Mar, 2011

    Prysmith, thanks for posting the recipe, but I couldn't pull it up. Hopefully you will repost it.

  • 9 Mar, 2011

    Here is a recipe for Peri Peri sauce.

    http://www.congocookbook.com/sauce_recipes/peri_peri_marinade.html

  • 9 Mar, 2011

    I'm looking for that recipe also. It really sounded delicious. I hope it gets posted.

  • 9 Mar, 2011

    Chef Riffel promised to provide the recipe for Peri Peri...since someone in North Dakota might not be able to purchase the prepared version.