Australian Beef with Red Wine Hibiscus Syrup Glaze, Hazelnut Honey Asparagus

April 8, 2015 23:43
Recipe by: Sally James
Serves 2
A recipe kindly submitted by Sally James, renowned Aussie chef now living & working in the USA.


Season beef fillet with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a heavy based pan and add beef. Cook for 2-4 minutes each side, depending on thickness, or until an internal temperature of 125-130F for medium rare. Remove from pan, cover with foil and set aside.

Pour ½ cup Shiraz and ¼ cup syrup from the Wild Hibiscus Flowers into the same pan the meat was cooked in. Simmer until mixture thickens to a thin sauce consistency, about 6-8 minutes.

While the sauce is cooking, sauté asparagus in a little olive oil for 1-2 minutes then add 2-3 tablespoons hazelnuts in honey. Stir until honey is softened then serve onto platter.

Slice meat and arrange over the asparagus, then drizzle with the red wine Hibiscus glaze.