Starters & Light meals

Seared beef rolled in rocket and rice paper

20 minutes
5 - 10 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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  • 500 g beef fillet
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 12 sheets Vietnamese rice paper
  • 120 g rocket leaves
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • Basil pesto, for serving

Season the beef fillet with black pepper, then brush lightly with olive oil. In a pan over a high heat, sear the beef for 2 minutes on each side, then transfer to a chopping board and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Slice the fillet thinly. Wet your work surface with a little water, then dip the rice-paper sheets, one by one, into hot water for a few seconds to soften them.
Lay the sheets on the wet surface and arrange a few fillet slices, a handful of rocket and a scattering of Parmesan shavings in the middle of each one. Roll up, then cover with a damp cloth until all the rolls are done. Serve immediately with a side of basil pesto.

Jacques Erasmus

Recipe by: Jacques Erasmus

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