Maia du Plessis dreams up this Mediterranean inspired meal in a space infused with local artwork. The art of cooking.

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30 to 35 oz fillet of beef
olive oil
salt and black pepper, to taste
1 can tuna in oil
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon capers
juice of half a lemon
arugula, to serve

  1. Rub olive oil into the fillet and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear in a very hot griddle pan or on a barbeque.
  3. Cook for a few minutes on each side until medium rare.
  4. Remove from heat and wrap tightly in foil, and leave to rest.
  5. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a blender and process until smooth.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  7. Thinly slice the beef, and place on a platter garnished with arugula.
  8. Spoon over the sauce. Best served at room temperature.


Photography by Warren Heath

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