My Short List celebration shortlist is
- Beef (fillet as this is a celebration)
- Berbere spice*
The recipe is, like the list, pretty short. Sprinkle the beef with the spice. It has a nice warm kick so don’t overdo it.
Seal the beef in a zip lock bag using the water immersion method to get rid of most of the air. Pop it in the sous vide at 54.5ºC for an hour. Heat a cast iron pan to medium hot and add a little butter. Add the beef and brown it on both sides.
This will take about a minute as the beef browns quickly because it is already cooked.
Serve the beef with your choice of vegetables. I served it with some new potato oven chips and slow cooked onions. The onions took longer to cook than the beef. The Berbere adds a delightful flavour to the beef and this is well worthy of the Short List celebration we had.
Have a look at the other blogs on the short list. There are links on each. The standard is very high. Food blogging is alive and well in Ireland.