Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pepper Beef Fillet with a Truffle, Porcini Mushroom and Pine Nut Sauce

Signature Dish by iSa
Type: French, Italian, Fine Cuisine
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4
4 Beef Fillet thick steak portions (200-250 gr each)
1 big or 2 small Shallots (Brown onion is ok if you can't find Shallots)
2 Large Garlic Cloves
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp Olive Oil
250 ml Fresh Cream
40 gr Toasted Pine Nuts
100 gr of Fresh or 50gr of Dried Porcini Mushrooms 
50ml of dry red wine (use one you would drink)
1 bunch of Fresh Thyme
Freshly crushed Black Peppercorns
Freshly ground coarse salt
The best Black Truffle oil you can get your hands on

Friday, October 28, 2011

MasterChef South Africa is here and auditions are open!

After the great success of the many versions of MasterChef that have been launched worldwide and what appears to be the thirst for more from the South African public, the MasterChef franchise has made its way to SA and auditions are now open! To enter and check out all of the relevant info go to:

I will not be entering the competition, in case come of you may be wondering. Because as much as I love cooking, it is not my thing to do it professionally. I'll leave that to one of you, fellow foodies! 

See below the promo video used for MasterChef Australia, I couldn't find one for SA but this should get your cooking adrenaline pumping!