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Seared Beef salad with Cashel Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

  • For the cashel blue dressing

  • For the vinaigrette dressing

Method

  • 1.

    Make sure that the beef fillet is trimmed and free of sinew and fat.

  • 2.

    Cut in half lengthways so that you have two longish, flat pieces.

  • 3.

    Season these with the olive oil, salt and peppercorns.

  • 4.

    Heat a cast-iron frying saucepan over a very a high heat until very hot.

  • 5.

    Add the beef and cook for 2 minutes on each side for rare, and about 5 minutes on each side for medium to well done.

  • 6.

    When cooked, transfer the beef to a plate, and allow to cool.

  • 7.

    To cook the celery, place in a small saucepan with the other ingredients and 150ml/¼ pint) of water.

  • 8.

    Cover tightly and simmer for 4 minutes.

  • 9.

    Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the celery to cook in the liquid.

  • 10.

    To make the Cashel Blue dressing, simply whisk the crumbled cheese with the vinaigrette dressing in a small bowl.

  • 11.

    To make the Vinaigrette, dissolve the salt, pepper and mustard in the vinegar in a bowl.

  • 12.

    Whisk in the oil, slowly at first to allow it to be incorporated. Check and adjust the seasoning to taste. (Alternatively, this dressing can be easily made in a food processor. Simply place all the ingredients in together and blend.) Remember to keep all vinaigrettes in the fridge if they are not being used immediately, otherwise they can develop a rancid taste.

  • 13.

    To serve, slice the beef thinly and arrange on four plates, with a little celery.

  • 14.

    Place the salad leaves in the centre of each and spoon on a little dressing.

  • 15.

    Garnish with the chives and chervil leaves.

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Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache are the best wines to pair with Seared Beef salad with Cashel Blue Cheese Dressing.

 
 

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