Food & Drink

Beef and Cashew Simmer

 Enjoy this delicious recipe from our Fresh Food Winter Market Days. 

Items for this recipe can be purchased from Coles, Henrys Mercato, McKays Family Butchers and Woolworths.

Serves 4
  • 800g Beef
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried or fresh oregano
  • 250g thickened cream
  • 40g butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 200g of salted cashew nuts
  • 200g button mushrooms, cut in half
  • Moroccan and/or Tuscan Seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Sriracha Sauce (optional)
  • Saffron (optional)
  • Lemon to serve and sesame seeds
  1. Prepare rice according to packet instructions.
  2. Chop beef into 3cm pieces.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan until hot, add beef and brown both sides. Remove from heat and put to one side.
  4. Lower heat, fry onion, garlic and oregano, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes until onions soften.
  5. Add cream, stock and butter, stir until sauce boils, return beef, cover and simmer until cream sauce thickens.
  6. Add Moroccan and/or Tuscan Seasoning plus paprika to taste.
  7.  Toss in parsley, adding some extra oil to moisten.
  8.  Heat remaining oil or coconut oil in a medium pan. Stir-fry mushrooms & cashew nuts, over high heat for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Spoon over beef.
  9. Season with salt, pepper, siracha and lemon to taste.
  10. Garnish with Basil. 
  11. Serve over white rice.