Eye fillet steak in jungle curry.. thai style!
Created using left-over sauces, kaffir lime leaves and cashew nuts whilst moving house!


  • For 2 people:

  • 300 g eye fillet steak

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 tbs shiao shing wine

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 eschallots sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic sliced

  • small knob of ginger, thinly slivered

  • 3 scallions, chopped into 2 cm pieces

  • 6 kaffir lime leaves

  • 1/3 green capsicum pepper, in square dice

  • 2 egg tomatoes, cut into 8ths

  • handful of green beans sliced into 3 cm slices

  • 3 baby carrots, sliced into 3 cm slices

  • cup frozen green peas, thawed

  • handful of cilantro

  • 1/2 c beef broth

  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce

  • juice half lime

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 heaped tsps brown sugar

  • cashews

  • 1/3 cup fuji apple juice


  • 1.

    Slice the eye fillet into bite-sized pieces, season with salt and pepper and the shiao shing wine, leave to marinate 20 min, stirring occasionally.

  • 2.

    Partially cook the carrots in beef broth, take out and set aside.

  • 3.

    Partially cook the beans in the remaining beef broth (you may need to add some water to just cover the beans) and then set aside. Reserve beef broth too.

  • 4.

    Heat oil in a heavy bottom pot and add beef pieces and cook in two batches (don't overcrowd the pot). 1 minute for the first side, 30 seconds for the other.

  • 5.

    Take out and set aside.

  • 6.

    In the same pot, with remaining oil, add the sechallots, garlic, ginger, scallions ans kaffir lime leaves with a twist of salt and pepper.

  • 7.

    Sweat for a few minutes.

  • 8.

    Add green capsicum pepper and tomatoes. Sweat.

  • 9.

    Add carrots, green beans and thawed green peas followed by sauce of combined oyster sauce, soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar.

  • 10.

    Add the reserved beef broth followed by the cooked eye fillet steak.

  • 11.

    Finally stir through cilantro, cashews and finally the apple juice.

  • 12.

    Serve with freshly steamed jasmine rice (infused with cilantro roots and kaffir lime leaves) and eat by candle light using a cardboard box for a table!!!

  • 13.

    Last meal in the old house!! Yum!!!!

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