Recipe for creamy mashed potatoes with Greens, Tenderloin Beef Strips and a Spicy Peppercorn Sauce
1 sweet potato – peel & cut into cubes (1cm)
½ tbsp butter (from your pantry – for the potatoes)
125g beef strips
¼ onion – peel & chop finely
¼ tbsp brandy
¼ tbsp green peppercorns – rinse & chop roughly
¼ tbsp ground black peppercorns
3g rosemary – pick off leaves & chop finely
½ tbsp water (for the sauce)
¼ lemon – cut into wedges
50g Swiss chard – remove stalks & cut into strips (2cm)
50g green beans – slice off ends, cut in half
milk (from your pantry)
olive oil (from your pantry)
butter (from your pantry)
salt & black pepper (from your pantry)
Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above. Boil the kettle.
Sweet potato mash: Place a large pot on high heat and add the boiling water with some salt. Add the sweet potato cubes and boil for about 10 minutes until soft. Drain. Then mash the sweet potatoes with butter (see quantity above for the sweet potato), a splash of milk, salt and freshly ground pepper and keep warm.
Beef: Coat the beef strips in olive oil and season generously with salt. Place a large frying pan onto a high heat and when hot, add the beef strips. Sear the meat for one minute until golden.
Sauce: Place a small pan on a medium heat and cook the onion with a knob of butter, a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt for 5 minutes. Add the brandy and let it cook for 30 seconds until it evaporates. Add the green peppercorns (they’re a little spicy – add less if you prefer), ground black peppercorns, rosemary, cream and water (see quantity above for the sauce). Cook gently for 2 minutes until thickened. Add a squeeze of lemon and season with salt to taste.
Green veggies: Using the same pan you used for the meat, add a splash of water and sauté the green beans for 3 minutes. Season with salt. Add the Swiss chard and cook for 1 minute until wilted.
Serve the mashed sweet potato topped with the greens, the beef strips and the creamy peppercorn sauce.
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