Simple pleasures of the tenderloin

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 February, 2012, 12:00am


It's a muscle that does very little work, and that's why the tenderloin is the most prized part of an animal. It needs just a little salt and coarse black pepper to taste good.

This simple recipe comes from Orchard Garden Cafe & Restaurant, which has four outlets in Hong Kong. You can replace the garlic and spring onion with green and red bell pepper, onion and/or carrot to increase the dietary fibre of the dish.

Beef skewers with garlic slices

Serves 1

2 cloves garlic, sliced

2 stalks spring onion

120 grams beef tenderloin

1/4 tsp salt and black pepper

1/3 tsp olive oil

Bake garlic slices in 270- to 300-degree Celsius oven for five to seven minutes.

Slice spring onion into six strips. Slice beef into six small cubes and season with salt and pepper.

Thread beef cubes onto skewers alternating with spring onion.

Heat oil in a griddle. Pan-fry beef skewers and serve with sliced garlic.

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