Bay-Wrapped Beef Fillet with Grilled Corn, Capsicum Salad and Homemade Chilli Sauce
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
1.6kg beef fillet
sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
24 bay leaves
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 heads corn
6 baby cucumbers, finely sliced
6 French breakfast radishes, finely sliced
1 bunch chives, finely sliced
10 long red chillies, seeded
10 garlic cloves
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp caster sugar
1 Season the beef generously with salt and pepper, then wrap with bay leaves, tying in place with kitchen string. Rub with 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, then cook on a moderate barbecue griddle for 25 minutes, turning often, until medium-rare.
2 Steam the corn heads until tender, then peel back the husks. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then cook on a hot barbecue grill for 5 minutes, until lightly blackened. Mix the cucumbers, radishes and chives.
3 Combine the chillies, garlic, vinegar, sugar and remaining oil in a medium saucepan and set over a low head. Once bubbles appear, remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Season with salt, and pulse in a blender until a coarse paste forms. Carve the beef and serve with corn, capsicum salad and chilli sauce.