December 6, 2017

Garlic Eye Fillet with Dutch Carrots & Chickpea Mash

Prep & Cooking: 45 minutes | Serves: 4

This healthy and rustic recipe is brought to you via Good Chef Bad Chef, where you can find a range of indulgent and healthy recipes from TV chefs Adrian Richardson and Rosie Mansfield.


  • 800g eye fillet
  • 50ml verjuice or white wine
  • 1 – 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch Dutch carrots, cleaned and stem removed

Thyme Marinade

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Chickpea Mash

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180-190°C. Add the marinade ingredients to a mortar and pestle and crush to paste. Stir through the olive oil. Rub the marinade over the beef until it’s coated all over.
  2. In a hot pan, sear the beef on all sides (approx. 1-2 minutes per side).
  3. Place the carrots in a single layer on the bottom of a rectangular baking dish, then place the beef on top. Pour over the verjuice and vinegar. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Let the meat rest for half the cooking time before carving.
  4. To prepare chickpea mash: gently crush chickpeas and add to a pot with remaining mash ingredients, combine well and warm in the microwave. Serve with eye fillet and Dutch carrots.

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