the appetizer:

Though once dominated by British culinary tastes, Australian cuisine is now influenced by a variety of Mediterranean and Asian foods introduced by immigrant cultures. Many people living outside of Australia think of native Bush Tucker when they contemplate Australian food, but Southeast Asian, Greek, Lebanese and Italian influences are now more common.

Destinations Crusted Beef with Native Spices  

Crusted Beef
with Native Spices

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins


  • 4 x 200g eye fillet steaks
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp McCormick Bush Spices with Mountain Pepper
  • 100g blue vein cheese
  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 150g bag baby spinach


1. Place the eye fillets into a freezer bag with 1/2 tbsp olive oil and the bush spices. Coat well.

2. Remove from the bag, then cut a length ways pocket into each steak and stuff each with 1/4 of the blue vein cheese.

3. Heat frying pan until smoking and cook steaks to your liking, and allow to rest for 5 minutes in foil.

4. Using the same pan add the rest of the oil and the remaining ingredients.

5. Stir-fry until spinach has just wilted then serve as a bed under the steaks.

Resting meat after cooking retains the juices and makes the meat tender.

This recipe is courtesy of McCormick Foods Australia and Woolworth's, The Fresh Food People


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