Posts in beef
Zandy’s Venison/Beef Pie Recipe

As a child - ‘reared’ on a farm - I have fond memories of my mom’s friend Liana whose home-cooked venison pie left a lasting impression. Today, this recipe still evokes happy times with our extended family sitting around the fireplace, on chilly winter days. The dish is special to me because it was a catalyst for bringing people together.

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Kelsey Holmes' Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is my all-time favourite. I taught myself how to make it back in high school, and since then it's been a repeated success with family and friends - like come on, who wouldn't enjoy a good piece of fillet? This dish may look incredibly difficult but, fear not, the recipe I have makes it a breeze. The puff pastry can be made from scratch or, for the worker-bees, bought puff pastry is totally acceptable. I’m confident this will make it to your all-time-favourite list, too.

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Weber Spicy Woodview Chuck Beef with Dhanya & Chickpeas

Woodview Wagyu Beef has really opened up my eyes to their unbelievable quality. Weber Spicy Woodview Chuck (cooked as one would beef fillet) Beef with Dhanya, crushed and chunky Chickpeas.

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Savoury Mince Pies

Savoury mince pies always go down well – mine have an interesting twist. Always remember, although a good pastry is delicious, roll it out as thinly as possible and use a lot of filling. This dish should be about the mince rather than the pastry.

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Woodview Wagyu Chuck Steaks

From a piece of chuck, I cut my own steaks which are called skirt or flat-iron steaks. These are relatively cheaper than, let us say, fillet - and come with a lot more marbling and flavour. Most people don’t know about this steak yet it has become extremely popular overseas. You have to be confident of your butcher because the meat needs to be sliced correctly. I also suggest wet maturing the steaks because dry maturing can be time consuming at home. It can take up to a week.

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Woodview Wagyu Ribeye Steak

Mount Grace Hotel and Spa in Magaliesburg was where I started my career and there I often had the pleasure of cooking rib-eye steak which was on the fine-dining menu. We used to serve it with a green-peppercorn sauce. It brings back favourable memories of happy times and I know you’ll agree that this dish is on another level.

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